Naval Postgraduate School Scheduling System (NPS3)
Dowler, Richard C.
Dolk, Daniel R.
Erickson, David A.
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A database management system, the Naval Postgraduate School Scheduling System (NPS3), is proposed to support the Naval Postgraduate School schedulers in scheduling academic events and courses for students, instructors and classrooms during the academic quarter. NPS3 is designed to assist schedulers in the scheduling process by presenting courses to be scheduled based on scheduling priorities. Semi-permanent events are automatically scheduled and entered in relevant student, instructor and room schedules based on predetermined entries in the NPS3 database. Schedulers are allowed to assign time periods and classrooms to each subsequent course. NPS3 then enters the scheduling information in the appropriate student, instructor and room schedules before the next course is scheduled. This process continues until the lowest priority course is scheduled. Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methods are used to present NPS3. High-level design specifications are detailed with data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams and structure charts.
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