March 15, 2017

Cal Answers Community,

We are pleased to announce the release of the undergraduate Multiple Majors dashboard, along with additional important updates.

Undergraduate Multiple Majors dashboard

October 26, 2016

PI Portfolio at CAN, 11/4 from 10:30am-12pm

Learn more about PI Portfolio at CAN on November 4
from 10:30am - 12:00pm in room 150 at University Hall

July 28, 2016

Today we launched a new Cal Answers home page to make it easier to find your dashboards. When you log in, you’ll now be able to choose from the most popular dashboards using an expandable list in the center of the page. A place to enter bookmark links, Cal Answers alerts and other helpful links are available on the right.

July 20, 2016

Cal Answers’ Briefing Books allow you to save a static snapshot of your dashboard page(s) that includes the applied filters and any data table formatting in one or more PDF files. Once created, you can add to, re-order and /or delete dashboard content to update your Briefing Book.  You can download your Briefing Book to share with others for review offline.

Check out the Cal Answers Briefing Books job aid for step-by-step instructions on:

June 8, 2016

The Cal Answers team in partnership with the Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA) has put together a list of Top 10 Questions for Advisors. You can click on the question here and you will be taken directly to the Cal Answers dashboard filtered and formatted to display the answer. Cal Answers credentials will be required if you are not already logged in.

Top 10 Questions for Advisors

The Cal Answsers Team has been working hard to add new features to Cal Answers

Check out our What's New In Cal Answers web page for more information.

June 7, 2016

 Join OPA Institutional Research Analyst Sereeta Alexander at her session, "Using Institutional Survey Data to Understand the First Year Experience of UC Berkeley Undergraduates." The session is on Wednesday, June 8 from 2:45-4:00pm at the Pauley Ballroom East, in the MLK Student Union on the third floor. This session is part of the Stay Day 2016 Conference

June 6, 2016

Cal Answers Community,

Cal Answers is now available with student data pulled from the SIS Campus Solutions database. The change in the source of the data should not greatly impact your work; however, there are a few changes Student Data dashboard users should be aware of. 

Cal Answers Student Data Dashboards Users

June 3, 2016

Summerfest is Wednesday, June 15 from 11:30am to 1:30pm on the West Crescent Lawn.

Visit the Campus Budget Office, Cal Answers, and Smart View booths at Summerfest 2016!

May 26, 2016

May 25, 2016

Join the Cal Answers Team at Stay Day 2016. The event is on Wednesday, June 8 from 8am - 5pm at the ASUC Student Union Pauley Ballroom. 

Stay Day is a one day conference sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. The goal is to enhance student experience by facilitating communication and collaboration among student service staff on campus. Sereeta Alexander from the Office of Planning and Analysis will be leading a session from 2:45-4:00pm on "Using Institutional Survey Data to Understand the First Year Experience of UC Berkeley Undergraduates."

April 22, 2016

In April the Office of the CFO and campus finance leaders launched the Cal Answers Student Data Super User Program, which will eventually become the Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice.

April 15, 2016

PI Portfolio Phase 3: Projections - enhancements available in PI Portfolio

February 16, 2016

Want to call up Cal Answers data on your tablet during a meeting? Need access to your PI Portfolio financial data on your smartphone while traveling?

January 11, 2016

We're excited to announce three new dashboard reports in the Student Demographics and Outcomes subject area. These dashboards make it easier to compare student data, find answers to questions about student graduation and retention rates, and see trends.

Graduation, Retention and Time to Degree dashboard

January 8, 2016

Do you want to save your Cal Answers dashboard page with your filter settings and customization? You can save your page, create and share a direct link to a Cal Answers dashboard page using bookmark links. Visit the updated Dashboard Bookmark Links job aid to learn how to create and share bookmarked links.

December 1, 2015

On Friday, December 4th the Cal Assessment Network (CAN) hosted an informational sesion presented by the Cal Answers team.
The session covered new features currently 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

November 25, 2015

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.

September 21, 2015

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

Check out the 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. 

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.