CORS briefing

Report
Presented by Jenson Goh, Registrar’s Office IT Unit
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What you will learn in this briefing?
Registration Survival
Guide – Freshmen
This Briefing
Do it on your own & do it
better - Seniors
Apply lessons learnt to life
- Graduated
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NUS Undergraduates Registration (In a
Nutshell)
Registration done
thru’ Centralised
Online Registration
System, a.k.a CORS
Lecture
(Bidding)
Module
Registration
Tutorial
(Balloting)
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Lecture Bidding (In a Nutshell)
 Every semester, each student given
bidding pts
Decide module
Use Pts to Bid
If Bid pts > Your
Peers = Secure
Module
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Bidding Points
P
G
 Pts deposited for bidding of modules (every sem)
into 2 accounts
 Programme (P) account
 for modules within your major or faculty (please refer to your
faculty for the specific rules)
 E.g. SoC student, CS1101
 General (G) account
 for modules that fulfill university level requirements &
unrestricted electives
 E.g. GEM/SS, USP, minor modules & etc
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Bidding Points (Cont’d)
 Pts not transferable between accts
 Pts distributed based by degree requirements
FoS + FASS
FoE + SDE +
DDP + Nursing
SoC + BIZ
Law
P
G
P
G
P
G
P
G
600
400
750
250
650
350
0
200
 Unused pts – carried forward to next semester
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Bidding Points (Cont’d)
 Getting Bonus pts
 Teaching feedback, 100 pts  2 accts (every sem)
 According to distribution above, e.g. FASS, 60 to P, 40 to G
 CORS student survey, 30 pts  G acct (every acad yr)
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Bidding Points (Cont’d)
Questions
Who has more ‘buying’ power (Junior or
Senior) for modules? Why?
Answer
Senior. Because unused points get
carried forward to next semester.
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Bidding Points (Cont’d)
Question
How can I compete with my seniors for a module?
VS
You
Seniors !!!
Answer
You don’t. We will protect you till you are strong enough.
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Fairness in Bidding
Grouping Concepts
Bidding Queues &
Rounds
Fairness in
Bidding
Workload Policy
Module Type Code
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Grouping Concepts
 New students
 2 consecutive sems, starting from Matriculated sem
 E.g. Matriculated AY07/08 sem 1
 New students for AY07/08 sem 1 & 2
 Returning students
 Any students who are NOT new
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Bidding Queues
 Protection in bidding implemented
through bidding queues
 Each module, there is a unique set of
bidding queue:
 Pr = Returning students can bid using P acct
 Pn = New students can bid using P acct
 G = All students can bid using G acct
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 Queue combined to
maximize enrollment of
modules
 Bid at appropriate
round, as round
passes your chance of
getting the
module diminishes
 See Sem 1 bidding
description
Bidding Rounds
Pr
Pr
Pn
Pr + G
NO
Protection
to New
Students!
G
Pn
G
Pr + Pn + G
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Bidding Rounds (Cont’d)
 Current bidding
 Open Stage (All bidding statistics available)
 Closed Stage (No bidding statistics available)
 Advance bidding  Place bid for module which:
 Is not open for current bidding round
 Is fully subscribed
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Bidding Rounds (Cont’d)
Open
Stage
Round 0
Closed
Stage
Round
1A
Round
1B
Round
1C
Round
2A
Round
2B
Round 3
onwards
Advance Bidding
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Module Type Code
 Same module but count for different
requirements
BSP1005
All BIZ students
Essential module (01)
All technopreneurship &
management minor students
Restricted minor module (17)
All FoE students
Compulsory cross faculty module (29)
All other students
Electives outside student’s faculty (U9)
 Module type influences when you can bid &
graduation requirements
 See module type code table
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Module Type Code
 Management minor FoE students
 See 17, 29 & U9 for BSP1005
 Choose wisely otherwise you may not be able to
secure the module or graduate!!
BSP1005
All BIZ students
Essential module (01)
All technopreneurship &
management minor students
Restricted minor module (17)
All FoE students
Compulsory cross faculty module (29)
All other students
Electives outside student’s faculty (U9)
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Workload Policy During Bidding
 Before round 3 starts, total max. workload
allowed for all students is 23MCs :
 Exception for SDE Architectural Programme Students
which is 24 MCs
 This implies can bid <= 5 modules (assume each module
is 4 MCs)
 Round 3 onwards, proceed to bid for more to
accelerate your degree
(if your faculty allows)
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Controlling Fairness
What module type
code you are
selecting?
Meet Workload
Requirements?
New/Returning?
Allow for current
round bidding
Match queue
available in that
round based on your
status & module type
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Using Bidding Statistics to Help You Decide
 Published statistics at specific bidding stages
 Lecture groups available for open stage bidding
 Bidding statistics at end of open stage bidding
 Bidding summary (end of round, per round)
 Average bid pts info (end of round, accumulative)
 Global bid activity history info (end of round, per
round)
 www.cors.nus.edu.sg  Time-sensitive info 
Latest Bidding Info
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Using Bidding Statistics to Help You Decide
No
protection
Lecture groups available for open bidding
New
Students
Protected
Protection
within
Faculty
Returning
Students
Protected
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Using Bidding Statistics to Help You Decide
Bidding statistics at end of open stage bidding
High
Demand
Time to
look for
alternatives
“Showhand”
Syndrome
Extremely
High
Demand
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Module Allocation
Sandra
Joe
Alan
Joe’s bid
Sandra’s
bid
Sharon’s
bid
Successful
Alan’s
bid
Unsuccessful
list
Round End
Bidding Queue
Bidding Engine
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 Allocation policy
 When you succeed in a bid,
 You are enrolled in the module lecture class
 In most cases, you will enjoy a refund of your bid. Har? Really?
 Formula for winning bid computation
 No. of bidders <= quota, all bidders pay 1 pt
 No. of bidders > quota, all successful bidders pay lowest
successful bid
 If there is a tie in bid, first bid first serve (FBFS) policy applied
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 “Guess who wins” Contest

Bidders = 4, Lecture class quota = 3
Student Name
Bid Pts (Bid Time)
Results (Win/Lose)
100 (0910 hrs)
W
Joe
80 (1200 hrs)
W
Sharon
60 (1523 hrs)
L
110 (0900 hrs)
W
Winners pay (in bid pts) :
80
Sandra
Alan
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 Bidders = 4, Lecture class quota = 10
Student Name
Bid Pts (Bid Time)
Results (Win/Lose)
Sandra
99 (0910 hrs)
W
Joe
89 (1555hrs)
W
Sharon
10 (1623 hrs)
W
1 (0900 hrs)
W
Alan
Winners pay (in bid pts):
1
 Bidders = 1, Lecture class quota = 1
Student Name
Sandra
Bid Pts (Bid Time)
3333 (1010 hrs)
Winners pay (in bid pts):
Results (Win/Lose)
W
1
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 Bidders = 2, Lecture class quota = 1
Student Name
Sandra
Joe
Bid Pts (Bid Time)
4444 (0910 hrs)
20 (1300 hrs)
Winners pay (in bid pts):
Results (Win/Lose)
W
L
4444
 Bidders = 4, Lecture class quota = 2
Student Name
Bid Pts (Bid Time)
Sandra
99 (0910 hrs)
Results (Win/Lose)
W
Joe
99 (1200 hrs)
L
Sharon
99 (1523 hrs)
L
Alan
99 (0900 hrs)
W
Winners pay (in bid pts):
99
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 Penalties for dropping an allocated module
 Before “W” grade deadline
 50% of module successful bid price
 “W” grade period (refer to CORS web site)
 Module will be withdrawn with a “W” grade
 NO refund of bid points
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 Penalties for dropping an allocated module
 “F” grade period (refer to CORS web site)
 Module will be given an “F” grade, CAP affected
 ALL pts will be refunded
 If you have been allocated a module & you fail the
module
 ALL pts will be refunded
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Starts with Declaration
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Selecting Module
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Selecting Module
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Selecting Module
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Bidding
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Dropping Module
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Got Problem, How? File an Appeal
Non-module related
• Student Home Faculty
• Encountered problems during bidding for module
(for students returning from SEP)
• Encountered workload problems during bidding
• Encountered declaration problems during registration
• Encountered FFG problems during registration
• Encountered problems when trying to add module(s) for
clean slate transfer students only)
• RO
• Encountered problems with my NUS bidding points
• USP
• Unable to secure USP module
Note: Different appeal types may be enabled/disabled during CORS exercise.
Check CORS Policies under Appeal
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Got Problem, How? File an Appeal
Module related (During Registration)
• Module Host Faculty/Dept.
• Unable to fulfill pre-requisites/co-requisites when adding module
• Request to change of lecture class
• Request to add/change of tutorial class
• Encountered problems when bidding for module
• Request to remove preallocated module lecture and / or tutorial
• Request to remove allocated module(s) with full refund due to
changes to class schedule.
• BIZ – HRM (Human Resource Management Unit)
• Unable to register for HR2002 module. (FOR ENGINEERING
STUDENT ONLY)
• BIZ – HRM (Human Resource Management Unit)
• Unable to register for BIZ module for BIZ restricted majors students ONLY (Mgmt /
Mgmt Tech)
• Unable to register for BIZ module for BIZ restricted minor in mgmt students ONLY
• Unable to register for BIZ module for 2nd degree BIZ DDP students
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Got Problem, How? File an Appeal
Module related (After
Registration (H002/H005) )
• Student Home Faculty & Module Host Department
• H002 - Unable to secure module for graduation this
semester (Only available after bidding round 3B ends)
• H005 - Unable to secure module (Only available after
bidding round 3B ends)
Note: Enable after bidding round 3B ends.
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Got Problem, How? File an Appeal
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Got Problem, How? File an Appeal
H002/H005: Unable
to Secure Module
Do NOT submit
duplicate appeals
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Increasing your success of Appeal
 Do not
 Submit duplicate appeals  ↑ turnaround time of
appeals
 Do
 Choose the appeal category wisely  ↓ turnaround
time of appeals
 Learn to write clearly & concisely 
↓ turnaround time of appeals
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Help us Help you
 Void appeal when you don’t need them anymore
Click on check-box & click
on [Void Appeal(s)]
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Increasing your success of Appeal
(Examples)
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Tutorial Balloting (In a Nutshell)
 Your module lecture class must first be
registered
 NOT first come first served
 NO bidding pts involved
 Allocation is completely RANDOM
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Tutorial Balloting (In a Nutshell)
 Tutorial class refers to
 Tutorials
 Labs
 Tutorial Type 2 & 3
 See Tutorials Available for Balloting Reports
Under Useful Info – CORS Web Site
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Tutorial Balloting (In a Nutshell)
Decide classes you
want (up to 20)
Rank the classes in
order of importance
(1=highest,
20=lowest)
If class quota can
meet demand, all
get allocate
If class quota
cannot meet
demand, ballot
process happen
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Tutorial Iteration
Iteration 1
Iteration 2
• For tutorial classes that start in
week 2
• For tutorial classes that start in
week 3
Please Check Tutorial Available for Balloting
Reports… Don’t go to the wrong iteration
& don’t miss the balloting round!
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Tutorial Balloting Round Activities
Iteration 1
Balloting
Round 1A
Round 1B
Iteration 2
Add/Drop/Update
Swap
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How to Rank?
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How to Rank?
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How to Rank?
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How CORS Ballot?
Rank
Assume CS1101 Tutorial Class 1,
Quota = 3, Students = 5
Students
1
A
B
Possible result
C
D
E
Possible result
D
B
C
E
A
……
A
D
C
B
E
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How CORS Ballot?
Assume CS1101 Tutorial Class 1,
Quota = 3, Students = 5
Rank
Students
1
A
C
2
B
3
D
E
The only ballot result
B
A
E
D
C
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How CORS Ballot?
Assume CS1101 Tutorial Class 1,
Quota = 3, Students = 5
Rank
Students
1
A
2
D
C
B
E
How many possible ballot results ?
?
C
?
?
A
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Add Class (All is not lost)
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Add Class (All is not lost)
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Update Class (All is not lost)
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Swap Class (All is not lost)
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Swap Class (All is not lost)
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Drop Class
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Getting Info
 CORS student web site
http://www.nus.edu.sg/cors/
 Take note of announcements
 Subscribe it as RSS (preferred)
 Read Guides (especially the HTML guides)
 Plan your moves: module info
 Spots bidding trends via past bidding statistics
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Getting Help
 Call for Help
 Standard Office Hrs
 Registrar’s Office CORS Helpline : 6516 5860
 Faculty Helpline (See Contact Us)
 Email for Help
 After Office Hrs
 Registrar’s Office CORS Email : [email protected]
 Faculty CORS Help Email (Follow Contact Us Link above)
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Getting Help
 Who to contact first?
 Faculty module or declaration or curriculum
questions
 Contact faculty’s dean office
 System or policy or pts questions
 Contact RO Helpdesk
 When in doubt
 Contact RO Helpdesk
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CORS Survey
 Feedback to improve CORS
 Refer to CORS Web Site for Dates
 URL will be published at CORS web site (Pls take note)
 Participants given 30 pts credited to G acct next
semester
 Be constructive, specific, give examples
 Leave out the emotion if you can
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