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1st Student's Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology, English, Computer Information Science

1st Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Students' Professional Biography

Stephanie Fasen was a student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Susan Hendley was a student in the English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Tim Pham and Danish Zaman were students in the Computer and Information Science Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Mentor's Name

Rebecca Bates

Mentor's Email Address

rebecca.bates@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Integrated Engineering

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Abstract

During their academic careers, some college students transfer to different universities. To allow students to transfer seamlessly to other colleges, advisors at Minnesota universities create articulation agreements that list the classes that transfer between two universities. To use these documents, students and advisors must search through binders to find the correct articulation agreement and then manually review it. This is a time-consuming process for both students and advisors. To make this information more accessible, we created a web-based database that instantly produces a list of equivalent classes for majors offered at Minnesota St ate University, Mankato (MSU) and other Minnesota universities. We designed the system for majors in the College of Science and Engineering and Technology (CSET); however, the system can be expanded to include all MSU majors. To design this system, we used a rapid application development strategy that emphasized using prototypes to develop and to refine the system’s functions and user interfaces. The primary users include CSET advisors, MSU faculty advisors, and transfer students. For advisors, the database provides fast access to data, and a reliable, centralized location to store the articulation agreements. These features allow advisors to spend less time searching for information, and more time working with students. Transfer students also benefit because they can access up-to-date articulation agreements at their convenience.

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