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                            CORS Briefing for Students 2008-2009   3 November 2012   1
Overview
• Registration in NUS
• Getting info & help
• CORS Survey




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NUS Registration (In a Nutshell)
                Lecture Registration                           Tutorial Registration
                Normal Lecture Class                           Normal Tutorial Class
                Packaged Lecture & Tutorial Class              Laboratory
                Sectional Teaching Class                       Ensemble Teaching
                Design Tutorial Class                          Recitation
                Seminar-style Module Class




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Lecture Bidding (In a Nutshell)
 Every semester, each student receives 1,000 pts
 You decide which module you want to read
 Use the pts to bid for that module lecture class
 If your bid price > your peers, you win & get
  enrolled into that module lecture class




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Bidding Points                                       P                            G
 Pts deposited for bidding of modules (every sem)
  into 2 accounts
   Programme (P) account
     Generally to be used for modules within your major or faculty
      (please refer to your faculty for the specific rules)
     E.g. SoC student, CS1101
   General (G) account
     for modules that fulfill university level requirements, and
      unrestricted electives
     E.g. GEM/SS, USP, minor modules & etc
 Pts not transferable between accts

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Bidding Points (Cont’d)
 1,000 pts distributed to 2 accounts (every sem)
 Decided by degree requirements
    FoS + FASS     FoE + SDE +          SoC + BIZ                       Law
                  DDP + Nursing
     P      G       P      G            P             G             P          G
    600    400     750    250         650           350             0         200

 Unused pts – carried forward to next semester
 Bonus pts
   Teaching feedback/IAP, 100 pts  2 accts (every sem)
    according to distribution above, e.g. FASS, 60 to P, 40 to G
   CORS student survey, 30 pts  G acct (every acad yr)



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Bidding Points (Cont’d)
 Questions                          Answer

 Who has more ‘buying’ power        Senior. Because unused points get carried
 (Junior or Senior) for modules?    forward to next semester.
 And Why?



                                   Question
             How can I compete with my seniors for a module?


                                   Answer
                       You don’t. We protect you till
                       you are strong enough to win.

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Fairness in Bidding
 Grouping concepts
   New students
     2 consecutive sems, starting from Matriculated sem
     E.g. Matriculated AY07/08 sem 1: New for AY07/08 sem 1 & 2
   Returning students
     Any students who are NOT new




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Fairness in Bidding
 Protection in bidding implemented
  through bidding queues
 For every module, there is a unique set of bidding
  queue:
   Pr = Only returning students can bid & pay using P acct
   Pn = Only new students can bid & pay using P acct
   G = All students can bid & pay using G acct
 Queues will be combined at a certain point in the
  bidding rounds (See Sem 1 bidding description )


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Bidding Rounds (Cont’d)
Round 1A – 1B                  Pr

     Round 1C                  Pr           Pn              G

              Round 2A – 2B   Pr + G                  Pn              G

    NO
 Protection
  to New
                  Round 3              Pr + Pn + G
 Students!

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Bidding Rounds (Cont’d)
 Module type concept
   Same module means differently to different student
                                  BSP1005
   All BIZ students                Essential module (01)
   All technopreneurship &         Restricted minor module (17)
   management minor students
   All FoE students                Compulsory cross faculty module (29)

   All other students              Electives outside student’s faculty (U9)




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Bidding Rounds (Cont’d)
 Student can bid for a module when
  1.   There is a matching queue (Pr or Pn) for that module
       for that student group (new or returning) in that
       round
       • See sem 1 bidding round description
  2.   The module type code configured for that round
       matches what the student is taking that module as
       • See module type code table




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Workload Policy During Bidding
 Before round 3 starts, total max. workload
 allowed for all students is computed in this way:
   Cannot exceed 5 module count (selected + allocated)
   • Any module >= 2 MCs count as 1
   • < 2 MCs not counted
   AND Total no. of max. modular credit (MC) workload
   configured by faculties
 Round 3 onwards, ONLY max. MCs workload
  condition applies


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Workload Policy During Bidding (Cont’d)
 Why impose module count rule before round 3?
   Want to ensure every students have a fair ‘dip’ of up to 5
   modules in early rounds
 Students who wish to take > 5 modules can bid for
  excess modules from round 3 onwards
 Subjected to max. MC workload set by faculty




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Bidding Types
 Defines bidding activities permitted in a single
  bidding round
 Current bidding
   Open Stage (All bidding statistics available)
   Closed Stage (No bidding statistics available)
 Advance bidding  Place bid for module which:
   Is not open for current bidding round. E.g. in Round 1A,
    bid for GEM module
   Is fully subscribed. E.g. in round 3A, bid for module
    that is fully subscribed, hoping for someone to drop

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Bidding Types (Cont’d)

          Open    Closed
          Stage   Stage




             Round         Round       Round              Round              Round          Round 3
Round 0
              1A            1B          1C                 2A                 2B            onwards




                              Advance Bidding



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Bidding Types (Cont’d)
 Published statistics at specific bidding stages
   Lecture groups available for open stage bidding
   Bidding statistics at end of open stage bidding
   Bidding summary (end of round, per round)
   Average bid pts info (end of round, accumulative)
   Global bid activity history info (end of round, per round)
 www.cors.nus.edu.sg  Time-sensitive info 
  Latest Bidding Info



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Bidding Types (Cont’d)
                                                                                          No
Lecture groups available for open bidding                                              protection


                    New
                  Students
                  Protected
                                                                      Protection
                                                                        within
                                                                       Faculty
              Returning
              Students
              Protected




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Bidding Types (Cont’d)
Bidding statistics at end of open stage bidding


       High
      Demand


  Time to
  look for
alternatives



                                             “Showhand”
                                              Syndrome


   Extremely
     High
    Demand
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Module Allocation
  Sandra         Joe



                                                                                Alan




                       Joe’s bid


            Sandra’s
              bid
                          Sharon’s
                            bid                                   Successful
                 Alan’s
                  bid
                                                                                 Unsuccessful
                                     Round End                                       list

           Bidding Queue
                                                 Bidding Engine
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 Allocation policy
   When you succeed in a bid,
     You are enrolled in the module lecture class
     In cases where your bid price exceeds the module price, you will
      enjoy a refund of the excess
   Determination of module bid price
     No. of bidders <= quota, all bidders pay 1 pt
     No. of bidders > quota, all successful bidders pay lowest
      successful bid
     If there is a tie in bid, first bid first serve (FBFS) policy applied




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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 “Guess who wins” Contest
       Bidders = 4, Lecture class quota = 3
            Student Name       Bid Pts (Bid Time)                   Results (Win/Lose)
      Sandra                            100 (0910 hrs)              W
      Joe                                 80 (1200 hrs)             W
      Sharon                              60 (1523 hrs)             L
      Alan                              110 (0900 hrs)              W
                           Winners pay (in bid pts) :               80




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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
   Bidders = 4, Lecture class quota = 10
        Student Name       Bid Pts (Bid Time)                 Results (Win/Lose)
  Sandra                             99 (0910 hrs)            W
  Joe                                 89 (1555hrs)            W
  Sharon                             10 (1623 hrs)            W
  Alan                                 1 (0900 hrs)           W
                       Winners pay (in bid pts):              1
   Bidders = 1, Lecture class quota = 1
        Student Name       Bid Pts (Bid Time)                 Results (Win/Lose)
  Sandra                         3333 (1010 hrs)              W
                       Winners pay (in bid pts):              1

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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
   Bidders = 2, Lecture class quota = 1
         Student Name       Bid Pts (Bid Time)                  Results (Win/Lose)
   Sandra                         4444 (0910 hrs)               W
   Joe                                20 (1300 hrs)             L
                        Winners pay (in bid pts):               4444
   Bidders = 4, Lecture class quota = 2
         Student Name       Bid Pts (Bid Time)                  Results (Win/Lose)
   Sandra                             99 (0910 hrs)             W

   Joe                                99 (1200 hrs)             L
   Sharon                             99 (1523 hrs)             L
   Alan                               99 (0900 hrs)             W
                        Winners pay (in bid pts):               99
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Module Allocation (Cont’d)
 Penalties for dropping an allocated module
   Before “W” grade deadline
     50% of module successful bid price
   “W” grade period (starts 25 Aug, 0000 hrs)
     Module will be withdrawn with a “W” grade
     NO refund of bid points
   “F” grade period (starts 29 Sept, 0000 hrs)
     Module will be given an “F” grade, CAP affected
     ALL pts will be refunded
   If you have been allocated a module & you fail the
    module
     ALL pts will be refunded
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Tutorial Balloting (In a Nutshell)
 Your module lecture class must first be registered
 Click on module code to select tutorial class
 Rank the selected tutorial class in ascending order
  (1 = highest priority … up to 20)
   Duplicate rank not allowed (i.e. 2 classes of the same
    priority)
 NOT first come first served
 NO bidding pts involved
 Allocation is completely
  RANDOM
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Tutorial Balloting (Cont’d)
      Rank                       Students
       1
                 A      B         C             D               E


                     Student A-E chose rank 1
                          for same class
                         Class Quota = 3
  Possible result                                          Possible result

        D                                                            A
             B                                                               C
        E                                                                D
                                                                                       B
  A
                 C
                                                                     E
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Tutorial Balloting (Cont’d)
    Rank                            Students
      1          A           C
      2              B
      3
                 D            E

   Class Quota = 3


                                               B
                                     A
                                                              D
                                           C
                         E
                                                      The only ballot result

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Getting Info
 CORS student web site
    www.cors.nus.edu.sg
   Take note of announcements published 
    subscribe it as RSS (preferred)
   Read Student Guide & Step-by-Step Guide to get
    familiar with CORS User Interface
   Get module info from CORS, IVLE & faculty web
    site
   Look for bidding trends via past bidding statistics
   Do homework

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Getting Help
 Call for Help
   Standard Office Hrs
     Registrar’s Office CORS Helpline : 6516 5860
     Faculty Helpline (See Contact Us)
 Email for Help
   After Office Hrs
     Registrar’s Office CORS Email : corshelp@nus.edu.sg
     Faculty CORS Help Email (Follow Contact Us Link above)
 Who to contact first?
   Questions specific to faculty module or declaration or
    curriculum, always contact faculty first
   Questions specific to system or policy or pts, always contact
    RO first


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Getting Help (Cont’d)
 Appeal for Help
   Only recognized channel for ALL CORS-related appeals
   Login to CORS to submit appeal




                                        Note: Different appeal types
                                        may be enabled/disabled
                                        during CORS exercise.

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About Appeal (Cont’d)
 All module-related appeals can only be submitted
    after all bidding rounds have ended
   Do not try to submit module-related appeal
    under Others Category before bidding rounds
    have ended  ↑ turnaround time of appeals
   Do not submit duplicate appeals 
    ↑ turnaround time of appeals
   Choose the appeal category wisely 
    ↓ turnaround time of appeals
   See Appeal Description & Flowchart

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CORS Survey
 Help us to help you
 Feedback to improve CORS
   Conducted between 25 Aug and 2 Sept
   URL will be published at CORS web site (Pls take note)
   Participants given 30 pts credited to G acct next
    semester
 Be constructive, specific, give examples & leave
  out the emotion, if possible



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