Cal Answers Availability

Cal Answers is available

  • Daily Friday through Wednesday from 7am to 12am
  • Thursdays from 8am to 12am

If additional maintenance is required, it will generally be done on Sundays, and information will appear by the login link for Cal Answers.

Cal Answers Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, except University holidays.

Applicant SIR data now available

Update 11.25.15:  Final Undergraduate Student Applicant Data is now available in Cal Answers, including students who submitted their 2015-16 Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Access this data using the Undergraduate Applicants dashboard. 

Come see Cal Answers at CAN session Friday 12/4

Join the Cal Answers team at the Cal Assessment Network (CAN) meeting on 
Friday December 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm, University Hall, Room 150
The session will cover new features available in the student data dashboards in Cal Answers, including:
  • Five largest undergraduate and graduate major programs
  • Freshmen and transfer graduation rates overview
  • Undergraduate retention by different student characteristics
  • Creating Bookmark Links for sharing Cal Answers results with colleagues
  • Available Cal Answers support resources
  • Cal Answers plans for 2016

New Campus Workforce Planning Dashboards are now available!

August 27, 2015

Did you know that two-thirds of our staff are vested with retirement benefits? Or, that almost one in ten have a high likelihood of retiring in the near future?  These and other such nuggets of information are now available on a new Cal Answers dashboard called Staff Retirement Metrics.

The Analytics & Metrics team from Central HR worked with the Cal Answers IT team to provide data that can help managers anticipate their retirement attrition and plan for it. Intuitive interface and compelling visualization provide managers a helpful tool to understand their workforce and better plan resources.

Learn more about Campus Workforce Planning reporting here.

Cal Answers Student Data Subject Area Dashboard Map

October 2, 2015

Cal Answers Global Dashboards for student data provide easy access to UC Berkeley data to answer questions related to our student Applicants, Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Financials.

Our Cal Answers Student Data Subject Area Dashboard Map can help you identify the reports and common filters available for each of the student subject areas.

cal answers student data dashboards map

Welcome to Cal Answers

Cal Answers is an analytical tool allowing UC Berkeley to view centralized, integrated information from various campus systems. The tool makes data accessible to all, enabling staff, faculty, and students to locate reliable, consistent answers to critical campus questions. Whether you're performing big tasks like developing your unit's annual budget or managing your aid offerings - or you're conducting day-to-day inquiries like reviewing last month's on-contract spending or researching your students' graduation rates - Cal Answers helps you to quickly and easily find the data to inform your work.

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Create a Dashboard Bookmark Link

September 21, 2015

Updated! new job aid!

Did you ever want to share your Cal Answers dashboard with a colleague?

Check out the new Cal Answers Create a Dashboard Bookmark Link job aid with step by step instructions on how to bookmark a customized dashboard that will capture all of your filter selections and any layout edits you have made to the data tables. Note: this functionality is not available when accessing Cal Answers via Citrix.


Cal Answers Data Availability Schedule

Please review the Data Availability Schedule to identify when campus data is available in Cal Answers for the different subject areas.

Update 11.25.15:  Final Undergraduate Student Applicant Data is now available in Cal Answers, including students who submitted their 2015-16 Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Access this data using the Undergraduate Applicants dashboard. 

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