University course advising: overcoming the challenges using decision support system
Publisher© 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Chowdhury, Md. Syeed
Rasel, Annajiat Alim
Rahman, M. Abdur
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CitationRoushan, T., Chaki, D., Hasdak, O., Chowdhury, M. S., Rasel, A. A., Rahman, M. A., & Arif, H. (2014). University course advising: Overcoming the challenges using decision support system. Paper presented at the 16th Int'l Conf. Computer and Information Technology, ICCIT 2013, 13-18. doi:10.1109/ICCITechn.2014.6997355
Universities require a fast and reliable system to provide academic advising to its students, register them into different courses, and to manage change requests. Currently in Bangladesh, academic advising is done mostly on paper, as seen in many of the public and private universities. In this paper, we propose a unique online-based system that would make the university course advising and registration process easier and intelligent. The proposed online tool will work very closely and interdependently with each educational institution's own course curriculum, grading system, and university policies. The intention of this paper is to find key challenges in the system and to evaluate the efficiency of an easy-to-read web-based course advising and decision support tool. The tool expedites the academic advising process. It acts as an online advisor for the students, eases the task and save time of the advisors by automation of redundant tasks and reducing paper work. The recommended advising software through its decision support system aids both students and teachers with unique facilities. It also provides additional time for advisors to focus on students' development.