FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD An interactive planner

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD An interactive planner

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD An interactive planner to help students maximise the BAs value 25-26 SEPTEMBER The University of Queensland Students valuing study Obscurity No enrolment errors Complexity

Minimal workload Slow feedback loop BA enrolments in 2015 3506 3518 Single Dual Meet Dorothy Just left high school Moved to a new city

Born in the year 2000 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Wizard_of_Oz_Judy_Garland_1939.jpg https://pixabay.com/en/photos/?hp=&image_type=photo&cat=&min_width=&min_height=&q=+Student&order=popular The obscurity Dorothy faces What you can study Program list Major codes/info.

Major structure Course pages Semesters Pre-requisites Incompatibles Program rules PDF

Program structures, etc. Obscurity solution Merge existing information Course pages Program lists A note on jargon UQ terms

Other Brisbane University Program Course Course Unit Unit Credit point UQ

dictionary Part Option Jargon solution for Dorothy Explicit with terms Tool-tips The complexity Dorothy faces High school 2

core subjects University 4 31 of (1) TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM, A STUDENT MUST COMPLETE 48 UNITS FROM THE BA COURSE LIST, electives COMPRISING (A) EITHER (I) 2 MAJORS; OR

(II) BOTH (A) AN EXTENDED MAJOR; AND (B) A MINOR; OR (III) BOTH (A) A MAJOR; AND 77,10 24 5 663 of courses (B) 2 MINORS; AND major

combos (B) THE BALANCE FROM (I) COURSES FROM PART A OF THE LIST; OR (II) COURSES FROM PART B OF THE LIST; OR (III) OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE DEAN; OR (IV) ANY COMBINATION OF THE COURSES REFERRED TO IN SUBRULES (1)(B)(I), (1)(B)(II) AND (1)(B)(III). Empathy exercise: complexity UQ terms Oz University

Program Scarecrow Course Lion Unit Brick Part

Tin Man UQ BA rules in Oz University jargon ( 1 ) TO COM P L E T E T H E S C A R EC ROW, A S T U D EN T M U S T CO M P L E T E 4 8 B R I C K S F RO M T H E BA L I O N L I ST, CO M P R I S I N G (A) EITHER ( I ) 2 M A J O RS ; OR ( I I ) B OT H ( A ) A N E X T E N D E D M A J OR ; A N D ( B ) A M I N O R ; O R ( I I I ) B OT H (A) A MAJOR; AND ( B ) 2 M I N O RS ; A N D ( B ) T H E BA L A N C E F RO M ( I ) L I ON S F RO M T I N M A N A O F T H E L I S T; OR

( I I ) L I O N S F RO M T I N M A N B O F T HE L I ST; O R ( I I I ) OT H E R L I O N S A P P ROV E D BY T H E E X EC U T I V E D EA N ; OR ( I V ) A N Y COM B I N AT I O N OF T H E L I ON S R EF E R R E D TO I N S U B R U L ES ( 1 ) ( B ) ( I ) , ( 1 ) ( B ) ( I I ) A N D ( 1 ) ( B )( I I I ) . UQ BA rules in Oz University jargon (2) (2) OF THE 48 BRICKS REQUIRED FOR THE SCARECROW AS SET OUT IN SUBRULE (1), A STUDENT MUST COMPLETE (A) THE FIRST 8 BRICKS FROM TIN MAN A OR TIN MAN B OF THE BA L I O N L I S T ( O R B OT H ) ; A N D ( B ) AT L E A S T 2 8 B R I C K S I N L I O N S AT L E V E L 2 O R H I G H E R , O F W H I C H 6 B R I C K S M U S T B E AT L E V E L 3 O R H I G H E R ; A N D ( C ) N O M O R E T H A N 3 2 L I O N S O F T H E 4 8 B R I C K S R E F E R R E D TO I N

S U B R U L E ( 1 ) M AY B E C O M P L E T E D F R O M A G R O U P O F L I O N S W I T H T H E S A M E D I S C I P L I N E D E S C R I P TO R . Complexity solution What you can study Program rules Structures Defining structures

Traditional feedback loop Creates document Dorothy reviews Emails advisor Advisor interprets

Enrols Planner feedback loop Dorothy reviews Sends to advisor Enrols

What she sees Selections Rule warnings Chosen courses Semester-by-semester Semester overloading Prerequisites Plan creation date What advisors see Selections Rule warnings Chosen courses Semester-by-semester Semester overloading

Prerequisites Plan creation date Planner feedback loop Rules Dorothy reviews Immediate feedback

Sends to advisor Enrols Rule sets provide immediate feedback Immediate feedback possibilities Program Parts Part A Course

lists Year levels Part B Major 1 Major 2 Course lists Course lists

Level 1 Advanced L2 L3 Semesters Sem 1 Sem 2

Other Exchang e or credit Not in list An advisor said The planner has been a timely solution as it allows

our students to make informed decisions as they select and schedule their courses in line with their program requirements in an easy to use online format - Jordan The elves of Oz Chris Frost Sherrie Hoang

Leanne Smith and the HASS student admin team UQ Academic Registrar HASS Executive: Julie Duck, Tim Dunne, and David Mayocchi ITS Software Services, SI-net team, Vivienne Counter, Matt Miles Faculties of Science and BEL Deanne Gannaway, ITaLI

UQ Director Student Admin. Shirley Moran UQ-wide program planner project

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