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Most faculty and staff members are automatically granted access to Global Dashboards. Some subject areas require special access.

Before you request access, run the Customer Access...

Change to Student Ethnicity Reporting

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 level...

Cal Answers update - document your bookmark links and saved customizations

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. To clarify this, we are planning to rename the Payroll Period End date prompts, columns, and report filters to Earnings Period End Date. This...

Derived Residency now Available in Cal Answers Student Demographics & Outcomes

September 25, 2018

Derived Residency now Available in Cal Answers Student Demographics & Outcomes

The Residency Status column in Cal Answers Student Demographics & Outcomes dashboards has been replaced with Derived Residency, which makes it easy to distinguish between

CA Resident Out of State Domestic International students.

Previously, two separate fields were needed to accomplish this. The change applies to both prompts and column selectors in the dashboards. In...

Major Pipeline Analysis, part 2 of 2, September CoP Session Friday, 9.14.18 @ 1 pm

September 10, 2018
Pipeline Analysis, part 2 of 2 this Friday, September 14, 2018, @ 1:00 pm in Doe Library, room 308A

Pipeline Analysis, part 2 of 2

Come out to learn about the basics of analyzing the Major migration of our students from our...

Pipeline Analysis: Student Data Community of Practice this Friday, August 10th

August 8, 2018

We look forward to seeing you at our August Community of Practice session this Friday, August 10, 2018, @ 1:00 pm in Doe Library, room 308A.

Pipeline Analysis, part 1 of 2

Come out to learn...

Spring 2018 Student End of Term Data Now Available

August 2, 2018

The Spring 2018 End of Term (EOT) snapshot is now available in the Cal Answers Student Curriculum subject areas and relevant dashboards and also in the Ad Hoc Analysis->Students Registered subject areas. The End of Term (EOT) snapshot occurs approximately 8-9 weeks after the last day of the semester.

Student Curriculum example


Join the Student Data Community of Practice

July 5, 2018
Are you a current user of the Cal Answers student data dashboards? Would you like to build your analysis skills and collaborate with like-minded data stewards on campus?

Register to be a member of the growing Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice participating in monthly campus-wide Community of Practice collaborative working sessions where you can

share best practices via peer‐to‐peer learning inform improvements to processes, procedures, tools, and training materials solve challenging problems create...

Creating Ad Hoc Reports with Cal Answers Student Data Overview

May 9, 2018

Cal Answers Student Data Ad Hoc Analysis Custom Reporting Overview

Friday, May 11, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Doe Library, room 308A

Come learn the basics of creating a custom report in Cal Answers by "going behind the dashboard". Sereeta Alexander, OPA Institutional Research Analyst will walk you through the steps of creating a custom report in the Students Registered subject area.

Need Cal Answers Ad Hoc access? Check out the Getting Access page for steps on how to submit...