The software, called simply “the Planner,” allows Arts & Sciences undergraduate students and their advisers to plan a course of study reaching across all four years. The interactive platform, which uses standard web browsers, is designed to facilitate and track individual student curricular planning so that each student can work out an integrated academic experience. In the past, students faced a miscellany of apparently unrelated choices each semester, whereas the computer application will now encourage them to discover, with their advisors’ help, how a range of courses can satisfy their individual educational goals. The planner simplifies the intricacies and complexities of the new Arts & Sciences curriculum by presenting numerous appropriate courses and clusters of courses in ” real time.”
The Curricular Planner Demo allows advisors to experiment with the same type of planner that students use in WebSTAC.