Ad hoc bookings: Any casual booking of University space not intended for regular teaching activity.
Allocate Plus/Allocate+: Online class allocation system accessible from any computer in the world that has Internet access. Students can browse available timeslots for all enrolled activities and specify personal preferences.
Auto-scheduling: Timetable auto-scheduling is the process of producing the university timetable based on student, staff, location and unit constraints. This will take place at regular intervals as necessary, with the aims of maximising:
• student choice
• the inter-relationship of Syllabus Plus with other University corporate systems
• the impact of teaching technology
• the efficient use of resources including the processes by which the timetable is prepared.
Campus timetablers: Staff in campus managers’ offices, ad hoc booking offices, Information Technology Services and any other areas with responsibility for timetabling on the campus on which they are based.
Clash: An occurrence when students are allocated to two or more teaching activities that run at the same time or which overlap.
Core unit: A mandatory unit taken to fulfil the requirements for an award.
Course: The accumulation of units, according to a set of rules, that leads to the award of a qualification (eg Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science). In the case of a double degree, this course of study can lead to the award of two qualifications.
Elective unit: An optional unit taken to fulfil the requirements for an award.
MUTTS: Monash University Timetable System - used to publish timetable information for students and staff online (http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/). MUTTS is only used to view the day and time of available teaching activities. Students must use Allocate+ to submit requests to study in particular teaching activities.
Offering: A unit available for enrolment in the forthcoming teaching period.
Preliminary release: The version of the timetable provided two weeks before final timetable publication to enable academic and administrative staff to identify and resolve problems before the final timetable is published.
Resources: Teaching rooms and teaching equipment including audio visual facilities.
Rollover timetable: The current year’s timetable data which forms the basis of the timetable for the following academic period.
Specialist space: Teaching locations designed for specific purposes, e.g. scientific laboratories, dance studios, editing rooms, drawing rooms. Normally controlled by a faculty/school/department but some or all activities using the space are timetabled centrally.
Student set: A combination of units which should not clash due to a high likelihood of students doing this combination, or published as a highly desirable combination for any set course.
Students/staff requiring adjustments: Students/staff who require reasonable adjustments to their timetable arising from their disabilities, religious beliefs or family responsibilities.
Suitabilities: Factors that indicate the nature of a teaching space, the pedagogic possibilities and the teaching equipment available.
Syllabus Plus/Syllabus+: Syllabus + (or Plus) along with Allocate Plus are used for space management, timetabling and class allocation forming the Monash University Timetable System (MUTTS).
Teaching activity: Any event such as a lecture, tutorial, laboratory session, etc that makes up the time requirement for a unit.
Teaching space: Any location used to conduct classes.
Teaching staff: Academic staff with responsibilities for teaching.
Unit: The basic component of a course in which a student will enrol to undertake study in a particular discipline.