The resource planning (human, physical and financial) is largely based on the growth expectations of the University's student population. These expectations are supported by predictive and prescriptive models that reduce uncertainty about resource needs in the medium and long term and model the effects of possible decisions. DYNAMIC represents the University as a system in which students ddemand courses; the demand of each student in each course is known as Student Places. To meet the total number of Student Places demanded, the academic units offer the necessary and sufficient courses considering faculty and infrastructure.
Each semester the student population is the sum of the incoming cohort and returning students. The cohort depends on market expectations and the historical behavior of enrolled and admitted students. The behavior of students in the system is modeled taking into account the advance rate in the study programs, the probabilities of change of program, double degree, dropouts and graduation.
They are calculated based on the expected demand for courses, according to the progress of the students in their degree plan. The number of course sections to be offered is calculated based on the total Student Positions and the size of each course.
DYNAMIC relates the teaching load per faculty and the number of courses projected by contact hours, size and knowledge area.
DYNAMIC takes into account the availability of classrooms in campus and the maintenance and construction plans.
This model seeks to answer, through DYNAMIC, the following questions:
This model aim to calculate, through DYNAMIC, the cohorts by program and the returning students, as well as faculty and classrooms needed in the following 10 years.
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