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May 24, 2024

The Course Grade Distribution dashboard is currently available only to people with access to restricted student dashboards, while we pursue a redesign of the reports it contains. Please check with the Cal Answers help desk about grade distribution data, or use the Our Berkeley Grades by Course dashboard, until this dashboard is available in Cal Answers again.

February 6, 2024

UC Berkeley's newest college, the College of Computing, Data Science, & Society (CDSS), now appears in Cal Answers student reports, such as the Census dashboard.  CDSS consists of:

November 14, 2023

In collaboration with the Fund Stewardship and Compliance team in University Development and Alumni Relations we have just released the new Gift Accumulation Dashboard as part of the Finance subject area in Cal Answers.

The dashboard allows campus finance, development, and leadership to gain insights

October 12, 2023

We're upgrading Cal Answers to ensure continued vendor support from Oracle. Cal Answers will be unavailable November 9 as we upgrade the system. Please review the Cal Answers Upgrade Job Aid regarding what you need to do and changes to expect.

September 10, 2021

The GAEL rate for PI Portfolio projections has been updated from FY21 1.55% to FY22 1.75%. This went live on 9/10 after 5 pm. Projections created before this went live still show the FY21 1.55% rate. They need to be updated in order to trigger the FY22 rate to show. The update can be minor, like adding a period in the comment. Projections created after this update went live show the FY22 1.75% rate automatically.

April 5, 2021

Cal Answers Community,
Over the past two years, the Cal Answers team has focused on bringing UCPath data into Cal Answers. We have created and updated a wide array of reporting dashboards, and are happy to let you know the project is now complete. UCPath has a very big impact on Cal Answers reporting and we updated almost every subject area. Highlights of the changes include:
  • Decreased the time it takes for UCPath data to show in Cal Answers from two days to daily

March 31, 2021

Working with the VC-Equity & Inclusion's office, we have implemented a change in how the Pacific Islander ethnicity category rolls up in Cal Answers student reporting.  Rather than appearing under the "Asian/Pacific Islander" level 1 ethnicity category, the group will now be under "Underrepresented Minority."  In addition, the level 1 category of "Asian/Pacific Islander" will change to "Asian".  To ensure that trend reporting continues to work correctly, this change will apply to all historical data for both undergraduate and graduate students in Cal Answers.  Note that no level 2 or le

December 4, 2020

We've just completed some updates to the Course View report in the Curriculum Long Term Planning dashboard that will help make planning for Summer course offerings a bit easier.  We've added three new filters to the report:  Student Level, Term Session Number, and Summer Student Ty

October 15, 2020

September 8, 2020

Cal Answers Finance and Payroll Communities,
When we transitioned from the legacy PPS system to UCPath, the term Payroll Period End Date (or Pay Period End Date) took on a new meaning. The Payroll Period End Date is now the last date of the UCPath payroll period in which pay was processed, corresponding to the old PPS term Pay Cycle End Date. The equivalent of the old Pay Period End Date field is now the Earnings Period End Date field. 

July 31, 2020

Cal Answers Financials Community,

July 30, 2020

Updates to Cal Answers Payroll dashboard and legacy Payroll Leave Accrual report is retired

Cal Answers Payroll Community,

May 14, 2020

Cal Answers Payroll and HR Communities,

May 7, 2020

April 24, 2020

March 5, 2020

February 20, 2020

Cal Answers PI Portfolio Community,

December 9, 2019

Cal Answers is moving to CalNet 2-step verification. Beginning on Sunday, December 15, when you log in to Cal Answers, you'll be asked to sign in with your CalNet ID and then approve access to your account via DUO. Once you've signed in, you'll be taken directly to the Cal Answers system home page.
Why use CalNet 2-step verification?

December 4, 2019

In a presentation typically delivered to new deans and select managers on campus, the Office of Planning & Analysis (OPA) will share institutional data about the UC Berkeley undergraduate student body.

Ever wonder what U.S. States our out-of-state domestic students come from, or how the demographics of freshman entrants differ from transfer entrants? OPA staff will cover these topics, and much much more.

October 31, 2019

Cal Answers Student Data Community:

We have recently created several new Cal Answers Student dashboard reports, in addition to updating several others.

Summer by Multiple Fields