[Athen] Higher Ed Plans of Study

Lissner, Scott Lissner.2 at osu.edu
Mon Feb 4 09:29:57 PST 2013

You might try looking at degree audit systems. Our students can use them to look at their progress and aid in course selection.

From: Pamela Riesmeyer [mailto:riesmeyerp at purduecal.edu]
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 11:09 AM
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Subject: [Athen] Higher Ed Plans of Study


I'm looking for samples / examples of accessible plans of study for college degrees and coming up empty. These documents are the ones used to identify what courses a student needs to take or has taken to complete the requirements for a degree.

They seem to go under different names depending on the university.. plans of study, road maps, carousels, "bingo" sheets... The information they contain is complicated and messy and must allow for many options, depending on the particular school and requirements. General education requirements, minors, majors, transfer credits, etc.

Some are designed to be printed and filled out by hand as the student goes along. Others are interactive.

Purdue Calumet is trying to standardize a template for all academic departments, which would be great. But how to make these less complicated and easier to navigate via AT as well as being visually acceptable to the administration.

To give an example of one of the sheets in use now - and again, these are being revised and standardized - here is a "plan of study" PDF for an Electrical and Computing Engineering degree <http://webs.purduecal.edu/ece/files/2009/12/Computer_Engineering_Plan_of_Study_2012.pdf> . It started life as an Excel spreadsheet and I apologize - it is not tagged well as yet.

I am just hoping that someone has had some success with this and, if so, I would love to hear about it!

Thanks for any information anyone can provide.

Pam Riesmeyer


Pamela Riesmeyer
Web Accessibility Coordinator
Purdue University Calumet
SKYPE: pamela.riesmeyer
Email: riesmeyerp at purduecal.edu
Web Site: http://webs.purduecal.edu/webaccessibility <http://webs.purduecal.edu/webaccessibility>
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