OFIS Notes from 29 Apr 2009

  • Engineering Computing is planning for a spring-term co-op, if they can find tasks for him. Possibly Jack, who is experienced with OFIS. Discussion of hiring someone to work in dean's office entering data, checking labs, doing "office and labs energy audit"
  • Discussion of Engr. inventory system enhancements: vu has a simple one; EE has one based on Oracle which they want to "sell" to other campus groups. Daniel offered a look at CS's.
  • Discussion of interest in a faculty-hiring database
  • Daniel presented about CS course critiques.
    • data is passed to Frank Tompa from...?
    • Engineering: data goes from IST -> Karen Dubois [Dean of Engineering Office] -> excel -> SAS for analysis -> Marlon in .csv format
    • Questions on CS data: (Daniel will ask Frank, as necessary)
      • Teaching roster comes from where?
      • Do we get a person ID anywhere?
      • cross-listed courses: should they be listed as separate rows?
      • lab section: / : show, or not? think we don't care.
        • Preferred data formats: <08.3> -> semi-julian date: 1089 (months: 1,5,9 with the occasional 7)
      • CS 100 1 -> CS, 100, 1

Past Tasks:

  • Further investigation of http://www.tug.org/utilities/texconv/textopc.html
  • response from Frank about processed data.
    • presented.
  • is the format of Peter Van Beek's annual report, similar enough to other profs? Ask other prof(s).
    • see latex input! seems a wide range of acceptable input, probably widely up to the profs.
  • how much pre-processing is required on research book .txt, to make the data work for the parser? Ask Bill? Peter?
    • looks like: a small amount

Upcoming Tasks

  • Daniel: figure out which Engineering prof(s) and admin(s) to talk to ; maybe do a few SQL queries on DB to see who is using it?
    • via cs prof: suggestion: Rob Gorbet, E&CE, cross-appointed in mech-e. x33489, E3411
  • Daniel: ask Frank about sources of data <-- asked; waiting for reply for CSCF

-- DanielAllen - 29 Apr 2009

Topic revision: r4 - 2009-05-14 - DanielAllen
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