Office of Planning and Analysis

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Tom Holdford

Welcome to the Office of Planning & Analysis

The Office of Planning & Analysis (OPA) supports data-informed decision making to help UC Berkeley better fulfill its goals of access and excellence through teaching, research, and public service.

Planning & Analysis Highlights

2020 UC Undergraduate Experience Survey Results Available

April 30, 2021

Spring 2020 UCUES results are now available via an interactive dashboard that allows for filtering by several student characteristics:  entry status as a freshman or transfer, student level, first generation college status, Pell recipient status, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender, and residency status. You can also view a curated set of UCUES results in the Student Experience dashboard on the Our Berkeley data digest site.

For general information about this survey, please see the UCUES page on our website.

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 3 ethnicity reporting categories will change; this only affects these two level 1 categories.