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Students Choose Preferences
The School of Medicine has a requirement that a minimum number of preferences must be entered by each student in order to run the application.
Some schools use the N+1 rule, which automatically assigns students "Any Site, Any Course, Any Time Frame" as their last preference. Students entering fewer preferences in an attempt to give the optimizer fewer ways of satisfying them would be at a disadvantage, as their (rule-generated) preferences would include every assignment, whereas another student with more (manual) preferences would have more specific assignments preferences than the "gaming" student.
Students will be given access to the preference screens under the Scheduling menu. There is also an Availability Report menu item that some clients give to their students that will allow students to see where and when there is availability for which courses, but this entirely at the discretion of the client.
Student Affairs will manage Individual Scheduling Requests utilizing an application built into the E*Value software. The process will allow students to enter their schedule change requests directly into the E*Value interface, then the SA Administrator will have the option to manage the request by Accepting, Rejecting or putting the request on a Wait List.