Cal Assessment Network (CAN)

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Mission and Purpose

The Cal Assessment Network (CAN) offers the UC community a forum where like-minded colleagues can make connections, find support, receive training and share best practices on the topic of asssessment. Monthly presentations, a list-serve and a session archive provide resources for discussing a broad of topics, including but not limited to:

  • How to Write Effective Surveys
  • Where to Find the Data You Need
  • Creating Data Presentations That Pop!
  • Metrics for Data Driven Decision-Making
  • Student Services Assessment
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Strategic Plan Evaluation
  • Academic Program Reviews
  • Organizational Effectiveness

Materials from previous sessions are available in the CAN bDrive folder.


Our goal is to create a community of support around the topic of assessment. To achieve this goal, we:

  • Hold monthly sessions on a variety of assessment topics suggested by members.
  • Sessions are typically held the first Friday of each month, 10-11:30am in 150 University Hall and are followed by a networking lunch at a local restaurant. During the pandemic, sessions have been moved online using Zoom and the lunches have been paused.
  • Share resources, reports, event announcements and assessment tips using bDrive.
  • Use a list-serve to disseminate information and ask questions. To subscribe, search Google Groups by "Cal Assessment Network" or send an email to


CAN is open to any UC Berkeley staff member with an interest in assessment and evaluation. Email can@berkeley.eduto be added to our listserv, events calendar, or both.


Lasana Hotep, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging


Francesca Rivera and Zhanara Gallegos

If you would like to be added to the CAN listserv and/or have CAN events added to your bCal calendar, contact:


Zhanara Gallegos, PhD

School of Information


Francesca M. Rivera

Fall Program for Freshmen


Greg Dubrow

Haas School of Business

Alfred M. Alipio Jocson

Financial Planning and Analysis

Katie Dustin