Are you a current user of the Cal Answers student data dashboards?

Would you like to build your analysis skills and collaborate with like-minded data stewards on campus?

Register to be a member of the NEW Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice launching in July 2017 participating in monthly campus-wide Community of Practice collaborative working sessions where you can

  • share best practices via peer‐to‐peer learning
  • inform improvements to processes, procedures, tools, and training materials
  • solve challenging problems
  • create new opportunities for using Cal Answers Student Data on campus

Cal Answers Student Data CoP Mission

  • Increase awareness of the Cal Answers Student data dashboard and usage across campus to support data-driven decision making
  • Create a supportive community of collaborative problem solving of campus questions related to student and instructional data
  • Provide leadership, professional development and networking opportunities for Cal Answers student data users to connect with like-minded data stewards

Cal Answers Student Data CoP Goals

  • Hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for campus Cal Answers student data users to meet and share questions and answers
  • Create a repository for sharing data analysis bookmark links and ad hoc query XML
  • Provide input to CoP co-chairs on emerging trends and issues related to campus student data needs
  • Provide forum for feedback on Cal Answers student data enhancements and training materials 

Cal Answers Student Data CoP Co-Chairs, July 2017 to December 2017

Chelan Huddleston
Curriculum Analyst
College of Letters & Sciences
Christopher Hunn
Director of Undergraduate Instruction
College of Engineering


Cal Answers Navigating Cal Answers Student Data Dashboard Training

What to learn how to navigate the Cal Answers student data subject areas to access, format and print your data tables?

Sign up to attend one of our upcoming 2- hour hands-on Navigating Cal Answers Student Data Dashboard training classes in University Hall, room 28:

At the end of this student data dashboard class you will have practiced:

  • Applying filters to access your unit-specific student data
  • Managing the layout of the data tables by moving and hiding columns
  • Saving customized views of your data for future reference and sharing with your colleagues
  • Printing and exporting data tables and charts

Community of Practice Meetings

The Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice (CoP) provides an opportunity for Cal Answers Student Data users with experience in using the tool can meet with their peers to discuss and solve for campus solutions. The CoP is not a training session for new users. See Upcoming Training sessions below.

The CoP will meet on the second Wednesday of each month starting in July 2017. Each session will start at 11:00 am and include a 1-hour presentation followed by a brown bag luncheon and open forum for Q&A, collaborating and networking with your data peers.  

Register to be notified of upcoming Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice sessions and events.

Location currently TBD.

2nd Wednesday Dates

July 12, 2017
August 9, 2017
September 13, 2017
October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
December 13, 2017