All News

July 11, 2017

Check out theNEW Cal Answers Student Data Learning Map for a comprehensive set of the latest materials to support you in getting

started working with the Student data areas. Explore these resources in numeric order for a linear learning experience or as needed based
on your immediate question.

June 30, 2017

Do you have a favorite dashboard tab view in Cal Answers that you keep re-creating by filtering and managing the data table?  

Cal Answers Saved Customizations provide an efficient option for saving that favorite view so you can easily display without having to filter and arrange your data table. Once you create and save your customized view you can apply as need, edit, share with your colleagues and even set it as the default or opening view of the tab,   

June 29, 2017

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

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

Sign up for one of our 2- hour hands-on training classes.

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 from10:30am-12pm

Learn more about PI Portfolio at CAN onNovember 4
from10:30am - 12:00pmin 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.

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?

Now there is an Oracle BI Mobile App that will allow you to access Cal Answers from any Apple or Android device. This app allows you to view and share dashboard pages on your smartphone or tablet. Just download the app, input the Cal Answers settings and your full catalog of dashboards and reports will be available on the go!

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