Date of Graduation

12-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Industrial Engineering

Advisor

Rainwater, Chase E. E.

Reader

Pohl, Edward A.

Abstract

When an instructor (with or without student input) specifies her office hours for the semester, the informal process used often results in students experiencing conflicts with other lectures, labs, drills, or office hours. The result of this conflict is the student either scheduling individual meetings with teachers outside of their office hours or students missing the opportunity to get assistance from the instructor all together. Either outcome is undesirable, as it either takes additional faculty time from their other responsibilities or jeopardizes the performance of a student in their classes. One valid approach to solving this problem is through the use of optimization to schedule the office hours by taking into account the constraints of all students and faculty. In this research study, developed a decision support tool that will produce more attractive office hours schedules for the students and professors of the Industrial Engineering Dept

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