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There are some tools that can be used to facilitate processes in Student Lifecycle Management.

The object-oriented design of

and the numerous objects it contains enable

you to manage your University’s academic processes efficiently.

Definition Time table that contains the dates and periods of university events


In the academic calendar (object type CA), you can define specific dates and periods. Dates and periods are defined as time limits in the system. A time limit is a date or period classification. You can specify the start and end dates and start and end times of a given period or date by defining a time limit and entering the relevant academic year and session.

The Student Lifecycle Management system contains the following standard time limits:

  • Standard duration of the academic session (0100) You use this standard time limit to define the start and end dates of academic sessions in the academic calendar.

  • Class period (0200)

You use this standard time limit to define the periods during which your university offers teaching events. The class period of an academic session can differ from the standard duration of this academic session. For example, the class period can begin after and end before the academic session itself. If you do not define any class periods, the system assumes that teaching events can be scheduled throughout the entire academic session.

  • Module booking with priorities (0300)

You use this standard time limit to define when students are allowed to book modules. In this way, the system ensures that the modules offered in a specific academic session (defined by the standard duration of the academic session) are booked within the time period specified in the module booking with priorities time limit. You can also combine the dates and periods of this time limit with time windows for different student groups.

An academic calendar is assigned to an organizational unit. The programs and modules assigned to the organizational unit use the academic calendar of this organizational unit. The time limits specified in the academic calendar are inherited by the lower-level objects of the structure. You can override the time limits defined for the higher-level object by creating a new academic calendar for a lower-level object. The new time limits are a specialization of those defined in the higher-level academic calendar. These specializations are inherited by the lower-level objects in the hierarchy.

You have created an academic calendar for an organizational unit. The SAP System uses this calendar for the programs and modules assigned to the organizational unit. If you create a different academic calendar for a specific program, the time limits of this academic calendar override the time limits in the academic calendar defined for the organizational unit. In this way, you can define different academic sessions for lower-level organizational units (e.g. faculties).

The time limits of the calendar objects linked to a module are not inherited by the lower-level objects.

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