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.

July 20, 2015

Data Spotlight:

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Over this past year, Cal Answers released some great new dashboards, including:

June 1, 2015

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Stop by the Cal Answers That! Poster Session: 8:00am - 8:30am
Conference Center Hallway at the Clark Kerr Campus

December 8, 2014

Exploring the Landscape:  What's New and Upcoming for Cal Answers

October 29, 2014

New Cal Answers Departmental Teaching Workload Dashboard Informs Resource Planning!

Dear Cal Answers Community

We are pleased to announce the Cal Answers Student Curriculum team has released the Departmental Teaching Workload Dashboard. Watch the video about the new dashboard on the Cal Answers website.

October 28, 2014

Dear Cal Answers Community,

June 9, 2014

Over the weekend, the Enterprise Data Warehouse team upgraded Cal Answers to the latest version of Oracle software. Key enhancements include:
  • New browser access options
  • Faster dashboard response
  • New features
  • New look
For all these changes, rest assured that the way that you use the dashboards remains the same. There is nothing new you need to learn, other than to pay attention to which browser you use. 


May 27, 2014

Susan Hagstrom, Director of Undergraduate Advising in the College of Environmental Design, discovered that data can be a tool when she needed answers to big questions that would garner resources for her students. Read an article from the Advising Matters newsletter about how she leveraged data, with the help of Cal Answers, to provide context to make a case for change.

May 12, 2014

Jenna Allen - Institutional Research Analyst for the Office of Planning & Analysis - led a discussion at the May 9 Cal Assessment Network session about the newest metrics to support curriculum planning. The Cal Answers Student Curriculum recently released the Teaching Activity dashboard to support campus' curricular decision-making and planning. Reports answer essential curriculum planning questions, such as:  

April 4, 2014

At April 4's Cal Assessment Network Session, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and Cal Answers Team discussed how the newest Cal Answers reports can help inform campus student affordability programs. The data focus on the federal loans students have accumulated by the time they complete their degree, and answer questions such as:
  • How many students rely on federal loans to fund their UC Berkeley education?  

March 18, 2014

Campus data analysts are currently offering Cal Answers Office Hours to assist new and continuing users with questions about how to access, retrieve, and interpret data within the HR Census, Student Applicant, Student Curriculum, Student Demographics & Outcomes, and Student Financials subject areas.

Learn more and sign up!

February 25, 2014

Student Financials team releases reports of UC Berkeley student borrowing trends to help inform campus affordability programs

February 11, 2014

Beginning Feb 11, 2014, students and affiliates requiring access to Cal Answers, and all campus users requiring access to restricted student data and custom student queries/reports, will use CalAccess to request access.

Keep in mind, all campus faculty and staff automatically have access to most unrestricted dashboard data within Cal Answers and no action is required before logging into the tool.

December 17, 2013

Student Applicants team releases reports to support analysis of the undergraduate applications cycle

December 9, 2013

For those of you able to attend, thank you for your engagement in Friday's Expo featuring Cal AnswersCalPlanning

November 26, 2013

Date:  Friday, December 6, 2013
Time:  10:30am - 1:00pm (includes snacks and beverages)
Place:  Toll Room, Alumni House

November 25, 2013

The new Students & Courses dashboard enables you to learn more about which students are in your courses and what courses your students are taking. The new dashboard answers these key questions: 

November 13, 2013

Need answers about Berkeley? New data tool has lots of them!

Check out the new article about Cal Answers impact on Berkeley's data-driven decision making. 

August 19, 2013

Have you ever wondered what everyone is doing around here? On August 16, analysts from Human Resources and the Office of Equity and Inclusion spoke with the Business Process Analysis Working Group (BPAWG) about how you can use HR analytics to understand the composition of the campus, and to identify, articulate, and address challenges within your unit. 

View the presentation slides