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Support the Idea of an Interactive Flowchart Application for Lawrence Technological University

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The following petition is intended for Lawrence Technological University students, staff, and faculty.

As more students enroll at Lawrence Technological University, the number of students who require help in registering for courses or anything relating to credit will increase, and thus the workloads of both Academic Advisors and staff members of the Office of the Registrar will also rise. In an effort to alleviate this potential stress for staff and students (current or new), I propose that Lawrence Technological University develops an interactive flowchart application which would be compatible with the BannerWeb website.

This application would allow students to view their flowchart relating to their major(s), the status of the courses required for their degree (taken, currently taking, not taken), the grades they are currently receiving (upon the last time information was updated in BannerWeb) or have received in those courses, and would allow for users to navigate from the flowchart application to the course registration sections in BannerWeb by clicking the course name. Furthermore, Academic Advisors, staff of the Office of the Registrar, and other select staff members would be able to view the students’ flowcharts as well.

The implementation of an interactive flowchart application would make the advising process more efficient since information would be more readily available—and it would be easier for staff members to understand the progress of the students in their chosen fields of study. Implementing this application would also make students feel more in control of their curriculum since their progress would automatically be tracked. Furthermore, students would be able to register for upcoming courses more quickly and would not need to worry about registering for the wrong course. While this reduction in accidental course registration may initially reduce the university’s funding, it would also result in an increase of the number of students graduating on time. These students would then be able to pursue careers related to their field earlier than anticipated and would thus be promoting Lawrence Technological University through displaying their educational background when applying at businesses.

More information about this application, including the general layout and functionality of the program, is provided so readers will have an understanding on how this will alter the experience provided at Lawrence Technological University. This information was documented by Marshall Borsos and is available to view at the link below:

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