Syllabus Plus software was chosen for UTAS to introduce a timetabling (scheduling) system and to review and improve the University’s underlying timetable process. Initially it formed part of the SLIMS Project.
SyllabusPlus uses details of locations, staff and course-unit requirements of activities eg lectures and programs of study (combinations of units that must be taken to complete the requirements of a course) and uses them to generate a timetable for the academic year. It is also used for ad-hoc bookings, venue hire bookings and examination room bookings.
Existing UTAS corporate systems hold a significant amount of information which Syllabus Plus uses in order to produce the University’s timetable, they are:
An interface with the HRMS (the University's Human Resources Management System) may also be needed to access data relating to teaching staff availability. This will be subject to Academic Senate endorsement and the availability of the relevant information within the HRMS, which is currently being investigated.
The Timetable, managed centrally, was implemented across the University in 2011 for the 2012 teaching year - with much valued assistance from Schools and Departments. Users of the Syllabus Plus will be the University Timetable Office, school timetabling staff and venue hire.See News Items
Authorised by the Associate Director, Enterprise Business Services
9 August, 2012