Cal Answers Super User Profiles

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Dat Le: Assistant Dean of Administration, College of Engineering

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 1990
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: Fall 2011
Which Cal Answers Dashboards do you use? Students applicants, curriculum, demographics and outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Resource allocations based on enrollment and outcome trends
Favorite Chart Type: Bar

Sereeta Alexander: Institutional Research Analyst, Office of Planning and Analysis

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2001 (Student Worker), 2009 (Staff)
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2011
Which Cal Answers Dashboards do you use? I primarily use the dashboards within the Student Demographics & Outcomes subject area (e.g., Census, Graduation, Retention, and Time to Degree)
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: What percentage of degree recipients in a given academic
year were women and underrepresented minorities? What are the trends in graduation rate data, across different racial/ethnic groups?

Favorite Chart Type: Line

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Aaron Turner: Business Technical Support Analyst, CSS-IT Help Desk

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2013
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? All Global Dashboards
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: a) How many declared majors in School of Public Health? b)
What is the grade distribution for Chemistry courses?

Favorite chart type: Line

Adrienne Hink: Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Natural Resources

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2002
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2016
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? New to Cal Answers
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:  New to Cal Answers
Favorite chart type:

Amy Robinson: Budget Officer, L&S Biological Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 1991
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2014
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Grade distribution in lower division STEM courses, Course enrollments and SCH comparisons, Faculty/lecturer workload comparisons
Favorite chart type:

Andrew Eppig: Institutional Research Analyst, Equity & Inclusion

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2010
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2011
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? All Global Dashboards and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

Angela Chang: Senior Budget Analyst, Berkeley Law

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2003
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: (a) What is the residency mix of our incoming student bodyand how does that change over time? (b) Does the Tuition/Fee/PDST assessments (from General Ledger) tie with enrollment type/count information from Cal Answers?
Favorite chart type: Line

Anna Weidman: Budget Officer, L&S Arts & Humanities

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2014
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: (a) Number of majors in the Division over the past decade (b) Enrollment trends, particularly focusing on enrollments outside of the College, in foreign language acquisition classes
Favorite chart type: Pie

Chelan Huddleston: College Curriculum Analyst, College of Letters and Science

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2012
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2012
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Applicant, Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes, Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: (a) What proportion of students taking course "x" end up declaring major "y" (b) Do GPA and probationary status vary with residency status?
Favorite chart type:  Whatever best illustrates the data!

Christopher Hunn: Director of Undergraduate Instruction, College of Engineering

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2011
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant, Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type:

Crysthel Catambay: Administrative Manager, Institute of Government  Studies

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2014
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2016
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? New to Cal Answers
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type:

Drew Knab: Chief Financial Officer, Berkeley Law

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2015
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data:
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? New to Cal Answers
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type:

Elizabeth Ann Bowler: Coordinator of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, College of Environmental Design

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2016
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: May 2016
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Demographic Trends
Favorite chart type: Pie!

Fabrizio Mejia: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Equity & Inclusion

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2000
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type:

Greg Dubrow: Director, Research & Policy Analysis, Undergraduate Admissions

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2005
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2011
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? All global Dashboards and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

Jean Delaney: Director, L&S Undergraduate Studies

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 1988
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2012
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant, Curriculum and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: (a) What students are taking the courses offered through the programs in my division? (b) What courses are our students taking?
Favorite chart type: Depends on the data

Je Nell Padilla: Associate Director, Planning & Research Student Affairs

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 1999
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2011
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: What is the 1 year retention rate for new incoming frechmen who live on campus their first year and how does this rate compare to the same incoming cohort who do not live on campus
Favorite chart type: One of my favorite charts is a horizontal stacked bar chart to display likert scale survey responses

Kerry Franzetta: Associate Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2015
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Demographics & Outcomes, Financials and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

Laura Slakey: Statistics Department Manager, L&S Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2006
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type (pie, bar, bubble, etc.)

Linda Fitzgerald: Art History Department Manager, L&S Arts & Humanities

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 1994
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

Lindsey Villarreal: Graduate Advisor and Policy Analyst, L&S Social Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2003
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: New to Cal Answers
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? New to Cal Answers
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type: Column

Lissette Torres: Project Policy Analyst, Office of the Registrar

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2011
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

Luis Ruiz-Plascencia: Financial Analyst, Haas School of Business

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2006
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2012
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant, Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

MacKenzie Moore: Student Academic Advisor, L&S Social Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2013
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Financials
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

Maria Park: Curriculum Planner, L&S Biological Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2013
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Enrollment trend by course and number of undergrads in IB grad courses
Favorite chart type: Bar

Maura Vrydaghs: Philosophy Department Manager, L&S Arts & Humanities

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2006
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? PI Portfolio & Student Demographics and Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Enrollment trends for major
Favorite chart type: Pie Graph

Nicole Cernok: Budget Officer, L&S Social Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2013
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: How can we use the student data more effectively to make better academic and financial decisions?
Favorite chart type: Pie

Phil Walz: Director of Administration, Economics Department

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2000
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2011
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant, Curriculum and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type:

Raul Infante: Business Systems Analyst, Student Affairs, Office of the Registrar's

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2006
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Financials
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Currently have access to STUPROD, STUDARP, STUQA, STUDARQ, STUDEVOR,STUDARD,STUDEV. After September or when those databases are retired, I will depend on Cal Answers to obtain student data.
Favorite chart type: Bar

Rebecca Sablo: Assistant Dean for Instruction & Student Affairs, College of Natural Resources

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2006
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2011
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? All Global Dashboards
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: I've used Cal Answers to determine where there is room for undergraduate student growth within the CNR majors.
Favorite chart type: Line

Rocky Moran: Instruction Analyst, Haas School of Business

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2011
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2014
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Ad hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: We had a question on how many MBA admits were in-state vs out-of-state over the last 10 years. I used Cal Answers to create that report. I also regularly use it for Grad Distribution.
Favorite chart type:

Shamaya Pellum: College and L&S Chemistry Adviser, College of Chemistry

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2008
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant and Demographics & Outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: 
Favorite chart type:

Shannon Lee: Senior Project Analyst, Student Affairs, Housing & Dining

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 1999
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data:
Favorite chart type: Line

Sharon Gillars: Financial Services Director, L&S Biological Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2015
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2016
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? New to Cal Answers
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: What the Summer Session enrollment numbers were for MCB and IB for the past 3 years.
Favorite chart type: Column

Susan Hagstrom: Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising, College of Environmental Design

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 1992
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2011
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? All Global Dashboards and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: What are the unique demographic characteristics of undergraduates in the College of Environmental Design? How does the financial aid status of CED students compare to the campus as a whole (and how might this impact the student experience? How might we make a case for additional services/resources?)
Favorite chart type: Bar

Wanda Nieters: Budget Officer, L&S Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2009
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2015
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Applicant, Curriculum, demographics & Outcomes and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: (a) Major information in my Division and (b) data related to teaching (# sections per course, enrollments, # lecturers, etc.)
Favorite chart type: Bar

Yukiko Watanabe: Senior Consultant, Assessment & Evaluation, Undergraduate Education

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2012
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2013
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? Curriculum and Demographics & outcomes
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: (a) Who is the program serving? (b) How much contribution are we making to other disciplines/departments? (c) What proportion of our degree-seeking students is engaged in signature (key curricular) courses (e.g., honor’s thesis, research courses, field studies courses)?
Favorite chart type: I cna say what I do not like: anything 3D and pie charts with more than 3-4 categories

Zoya Korshun: Senior Financial Analyst, College of Engineering

Year you started working at UC Berkeley: 2012
Year you started using Cal Answers Student Data: 2012
Which Cal Answers dashboard do you use? All Global Dashboards and Ad Hoc
One or two questions you have answered with Cal Answers Student Data: Percentag of URM and women in CoE. Enrollment for last 5 years by department.
Favorite chart type: Column