Screen 131 - Establishing Quotas: Limits and Reserves

131 Section Registration Controls      ELEMENTARY ITALIAN       96A

 

Screen: ___  SID: _________  Course: ITAL110301  Term: 96A

 

 

Section Types: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

                                               Status: C  CLOSED

                                              Maximum:  20   Enrolled:  20

                                                              Permits:

Ctl  Prt                    Seat Req                        Available:

Type Ctl Arg   Value     Neg Cnt Cnt     Description

 

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Change Reason: _                                     Date Last Maint: 02-12-96

 

Quotas are useful alternatives to permits. Permits and authorizations require intervention from the instructor or department on a student-by-student basis; quotas do not. Once quotas are set up, they function automatically.

If the purpose of the restriction is to control which CATEGORY OF STUDENTS enrolls in the course, quotas are more appropriate. You should use permits only when you must decide whether A PARTICULAR STUDENT may enroll in the course.

No message regarding quotas on course sections prints in the course publications. You may attach an informational message to inform students if necessary. See Placing Messages and Memos in Publications for this procedure.

There are two types of quotas:

QLM (Limit)

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Limits the number of seats available to the specified group. Does not guarantee that the specified number of seats will be available to the group.

QRS (Reserve)

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Reserves a number of seats for the specified group. Does not restrict the specified group to that number of seats.

During Advance Registration processing, the Scheduling Algorithm considers a student's request both from the standpoint of the quotas set on a course section and within the priority rule established for the course section on the Course Inventory (Screen 125).

When creating course section registration controls, you may need to assert an argument limiting or reserving seats for students on the basis of their division, degree program, major, classification, special programs, level, or to students whose major matches the subject area of the course.

The values for these conditions are not displayed on the help screens on Screen 131. See Screen 134, Approved Academic Programs, and use PF2, the on-line help key.

The system recognizes the following categories, or "arguments" for registration controls:

DIV (Student Division)

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GAS, WH, WHG, COL

DEG (Student Degree Program)

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AM, PhD, BS, MBA

MAJ (Student Major)

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ACCT, CHEM, GRMN

CLASS (Student Classification)

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FR, SO, JR, SR

SPCL (Student Special Programs)

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study abroad and other unique programs

LEVEL (Student Level)

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U, M, D, P

SUBJ (Subject Area Major)

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specific concentration

APR (Academic Programs in Residence)

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COHORT (Cohort Identifier for Wharton Grad use only)

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Seat Count - The following table shows how Limits and Reserves use the value in SEAT CNT:

VALUE

QLM

QRS

Blank

Reserves no seats (the target group is excluded from the course).

Reserves all seats (only the target group can enroll in the course).

= Maximum seating

Will allow the target group to enroll in all seats in the course, but other may also enroll – on a first come, first served basis.

Reserves all seats (only the target group can enroll in the course).

< Maximum seating

Limits the target group to that many seats (other groups may encroach on this number).

Reserves at least that many seats for the target group (some of the reserved seats may go empty).

A shortcut to reserve all seats in a section for a particular group is to use a seat count of 999 with the appropriate arguments.

COMPOUND CONDITIONS AND/OR STATEMENTS: AND STATEMENTS

It is possible to narrow the target group beyond a single category. You do this by adding "Q&" for the Control type under the first QRS/QLM and filling in the other values as required. All conditions are tied together with an implied AND. In other words, a student must meet ALL listed conditions to be considered.

 

Example:

QRS
Q&

CLASS
MAJ

SR
HIST

30

Seats are reserved for Seniors who are HIST majors (Seating counts may appear only with the first condition.)

OR STATEMENTS

It is possible to establish the target group as meeting one of a few values of the same category. You do this by entering "Q&" for the Control Type under the first QRS/QLM, continuing the same Argument, and filling in values as required. All conditions of the SAME ARGUMENT are tied together with an implied OR. In other words, a student must meet one of the conditions to be considered.

 

Example:

QRS
Q&

CLASS
CLASS

 

SR
JR

This class is reserved for seniors or juniors

NEGATIVE CONDITIONS:

Sometimes it may be more convenient to state a condition as a negative. You do this by putting an "N" in the NEG column on Screen 131. The "N" applies to each line of a compound separately.

To establish Quotas:

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Establish the context line by entering the COURSE SECTION and TERM on Screen 131.

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Tab to the CTL TYPE field and type either QRS (to reserve seats) or QLM (to limit seats).

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Tab to the ARG field and type the appropriate argument.

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Tab to the field VALUE and type the value for which you want to test.

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If this condition is one that depends on the student not matching the stated value?

- Tab to the field NEG and type N, for No.

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Tab to the field SEAT CNT and type the appropriate number of seats.

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Press Enter.

- You should receive the message - "QUOTA, LIMIT (or RESERVE) SPECIFIED SEATS".

The system uses the REQ CNT (Request Count) field to keep a running tally of course requests by students who match the conditions. If a student drops a course request, this tally will be reduced by one. However, this will happen only if the student still matches the stated criteria at the time of the request. It is thus possible for this tally to be inaccurate.

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