The Departments screen contains a list of departments. Click on any department to edit its details.
The top line contains the session for which the list is valid. You can change the session from the Academic Sessions screen.
The list of departments consists of the following columns
Number / Code
The departmental number (may be the departmental ID within the university)
Used in imports/exports (corresponds to the "department" element in the XML staff file)
Abbreviation of the department
Name of the department
The abbreviation of the external manager if the department externally manages classes
Number of subject areas associated with the department
Number of rooms available to this department for timetabling
Status of the department (see possible values in the description of the Edit Department screen)
Distribution Preference Priority
A distribution preference set up between different departments is applied to the department with the highest number
This priority should correspond with the order in which the problems are being solved (e.g., large rooms first, then all departmental problems, then computing labs)
By default, the departmental schedule managers of regular departments cannot use required/prohibited when setting preferences for the classes managed by an external manager
"Required/Prohibited" can be allowed for time preferences, room preferences, or both in the Edit Department screen
If this "Required/Prohibited" property is set on a department that is marked as external manager, anyone that is allowed to change a class can set required/prohibited preferences on it; if the property is set on a department that is not marked as external manager, managers from that department can put required/prohibited preferences on any externally managed classes from their subject area(s).
If checked, instructor preferences should be automatically carried over to classes.
If checked, event management is enabled for this department.
If checked, courses of this department should be included in student scheduling.
External Funding Dept
If checked, the department can be used as an External Funding Department for classes.
This column is not visible by default. To enable this column the unitime.courses.funding_departments_enabled application property must be set to true.
Date and name of the user who made the last change to input data associated with this department
Show all departments (including departments with no manager and no subject area)
Check to display all departments
By default this is unchecked so that only departments that have some subject areas (and so timetabling can be done for them) are displayed
Add Department (ALT+D)
Add a new department to the list
Export PDF (ALT+P)
Export the list of departments into a PDF document