Date of Award

Summer 7-1988

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


At Southern University, students are assigned to faculty advisors with responsibilities for guiding the student in selecting courses to complete the requirements for a selected degree. Large departments with dynamic curricula changes encounter problems in ensuring that all students are properly advised in their respective degree programs. In an effort to address the advancement problem, an ad hoc University committee was named to study the problem and the findings and suggestions for enhancement were reported to the University administration. The Computer Science Department faculty wrote a proposal for an On-line Computerized Advisement System (CAAS) to address these problems which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The designer of this project served as a tem member on the CAAS project and participated in the feasibility study and systems analysis phases of the project where the need for a catalogue subsystem was demonstrated and functional specifications for that subsystem were formulated.