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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.

July 20, 2015

Data Spotlight:

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

June 1, 2015

Attending Student Affairs Stay Day on Wednesday June 10, 2015?Student Affairs Stay Day conference poster
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 Curriculumrecently 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

    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 featuringCal AnswersCalPlanning, a

    November 26, 2013

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