- Student Needs are represented by Course Combinations.
- Course combinations are the semester prescriptions of required courses that need to be offered conflict-free.
|from Botany Fall 2009|
|Semester 3 Option 1 =||CHEM30475 (CORE),
|Semester 3 Option 2 =||CHEM30475 (CORE),
Assembling Course Combinations from Roadmap Data
- Each course combination will represent the course requirements of a particular semester for a given program and catalog year.
- Every semester on a roadmap can potentially yield one or more course combinations based on the type of course requirements found in that semester.
- Every line on a roadmap represents a requirement.
Requirement Categories: SINGLE
- SINGLE Requirements
- Students must take one course and may only choose from one course
| Ex: BSCI10120 is a SINGLE requirement. A Botany student must take this course. In this semester, CHEM10061 and CHEM10063 are also SINGLE requirements.
Requirement Categories: SHORT-LIST
- SHORT-LIST Requirements
- Students must take one course but may choose from a list of two or three courses
|Ex: (MATH12003 or MATH30011) is SHORT-LIST requirement. A Botany student must take one course but can choose between either of these two courses.|
Requirement Categories: LARGE-LIST
- LARGE-LIST Requirements
- Students must take one course and may choose from a list of four or more courses
- LARGE-LIST requirements are not represented in our course combinations.
|Ex: BSCI or CHEM or PHY Elective is an example of a LARGE-LIST. The actual number of courses that a Botany student may choose from to satisfy the requirement is four or more courses. In this semester, Foreign Language and Botany Core Course are also LARGE-LIST requirements.|
Program Milestones and Categories
- All SINGLE and SHORT-LIST requirements will make up a course combination.
- Whether a requirement has been flagged as a milestone (critical) has no bearing on its course combination requirement category.
- Student Count is the number of students who are expected to need to take a combination of courses in a given scheduling term.
- This data is based on each student’s academic history and general student record in Banner.
- Semesters producing multiple options will have their student counts divided equally among the options.
Roadmap Q and A
Q1: Will Kent Core and General Electives be included in the combinations?
A1: No – they are LARGE-LIST requirements.
Q2: What requirement categories are attached to CHEM10060, CHEM10062, MATH11002?
A2: They are all SINGLE requirements
Q3: How many options/paths to completions does this semester have?
A3: One option/path since all requirements are SINGLE – CHEM10060+CHEM10062+MATH11022
Q1: What type of requirement is (MATH11012 or MATH12002)?
A1: It is a SHORT-LIST requirement.
Q2: How many paths/options to completion does this semester have?
A2: Two options exist: (MATH11012+ECON22060+MIS 24053) OR (MATH12002+ECON22060+MIS 24053)
Assembling Course Combos from Student Plans
- DegreeWorks contains a Student Educational Planner.
- The roadmap will be applied to a student. The student version is a PLAN
- A student will work with their advisor to manage their plan.
| Joe’s Botany PLAN for Spring 2012 (Semester 3)
ENG 21011 *
| Joe’s Course Combo for Spring 2012M
|*ENG 21011 will not be included in Joe’s combination. It is similar to LARGE-LIST requirement since many sections are offered in a term.|
Plan Data v Roadmap Data v You!
- Plans will be submitted as course combinations for those students who have advisor approved plans
- Roadmap data will be submitted for students who have a corresponding roadmap/template but no advisor approved plans.
- You will be able to submit custom combinations for student populations who are not represented by a plan or a roadmap (i.e. graduate students).
You! - My Course Combos
- Through SPFS you are able to edit course combinations. Examples of why you might edit your existing combinations include:
- A course is a FALL-only course and will not be offered in SPRING. You can replace the FALL-only course with a suitable substitute, if necessary.
- Ensure that certain popular LARGE-LIST courses are also offered conflict-free with the required SINGLE/SHORT-LIST courses.
- Course combinations will not contain the following information:,/li>
- LARGE-LIST requirements
- Courses where historically many sections are offered such as US 10097, ENG 11011 and ENG 21011.
- Course combinations will not be submitted under the following circumstances:
- The related semester had less than two SINGLE and/or SHORT-LIST requirements.
- The related semester had no students.