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The Student Health Center will begin its summer hours schedule on Monday, May 13.

Student Health Business Office

Monday, May 13 – Wednesday, August 21

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Medical Clinic – CLOSED: Monday, May 13 – Friday, August 23

REOPENS: Monday, August 26


Medical emergencies on campus: 911


Non-emergency medical will go to:

Western New York Immediate Care

Sisters Hospital Emergency Room

Private physician

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, APRN, BC, director, Student Health

2019 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge

Would you like to spend a beautiful summer evening running, walking or socializing at Delaware Park with other members of our campus community? Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year? Then sign up for this year’s JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge!

The 3.5 mile course begins and ends at Delaware Park and will take place on Thursday, June 13. All faculty and staff, whether they are racers, joggers or walkers, are invited to join the Canisius College Corporate Challenge Team. The race start time is 6:45 p.m. The Canisius College hospitality tent opens at 5:00 p.m. and Chartwells will provide refreshments before and after the race.

To register to run or walk on the Canisius team, click here. Those who do not want to walk or run in the race but would still like to come have refreshments and socialize are welcome! The hospitality tent entry fee is $6.00 and includes parking at Demerly Hall for Canisius College participants.

RSVP to Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at or at Ext. 2240. For all participants, make check payable to Canisius College. Send payments to Gary Lew, director of purchasing, attention: Facilities Management Office, Bagan Room 07.

Registration for the event ends on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to view the flyer for further details. If you have any questions, contact Gary Lew at Ext. 2255 or Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Summer Workshop: Using Qualtrics for Surveys, Forms and Online Data Gathering

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will be offering a workshop introducing Qualtrics for surveys, forms and online data gathering throughout the summer. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of building online surveys or data collection forms using Qualtrics. Afterwards, users will be able to build, manage, operate and distribute simple forms and get the resulting data. They will also be ready to explore more advanced tools for enhancing survey and data-form procedures.

If you plan to build or manage projects in Qualtrics during the 2019-20 year, this workshop is for you!

Workshop dates and times are as listed:

  • Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. in OM 119

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

  • Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m. in OM 119

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Employee Performance Appraisal Process

The performance appraisal process is designed to encourage open discussion between campus managers and employees to review progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities across the campus. The first step in this process is to complete your self-assessment.

To access your self-assessment, log into MyCanisius and click on applications-HR Appraisal. You will be able to access your self-assessment information.

  • Once an employee submits the self-assessment, it will be available to the manager to utilize in preparing the performance appraisal.
  • Self-assessments are designed to facilitate the performance discussion. An employee will complete the appropriate form and it will be forwarded to the manager.
  • The manager will complete the performance appraisal and then schedule a meeting to review the details and finalize goals for the next year. Once completed, the manager will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive the final document and add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.
  • The appraisal will be available to view at the vice president level.

Self-assessments must be completed by Friday, June 28. Managers should complete all performance appraisals by Monday, August 5.

Self-assessment preparation tips:

Gather your thoughts The self-assessment is a critical tool for fostering conversation and improving communication with managers and peers. Self-assessments provide employees with the opportunity to analyze strengths and weaknesses in the context of a formal performance appraisal. Discuss what important projects have been completed, share new skills and techniques acquired, and highlight work that has been done since the last performance appraisal.

Tell your story – The main goal of the self-assessment is to highlight your accomplishments. Employees need to ensure that the work they are most proud of is highlighted in the self-assessment. Point to specific tasks and projects that highlight your best work. When describing those accomplishments, be sure to emphasize the impact each of those achievements had on the college as a whole. Accomplishments listed should connect with college objectives.

Be concise – While employees might be inclined to write about each step of the successful project or task, it’s best to be brief. The work should stand on its own.

Be honest – Honesty is another critical aspect of writing a self-assessment. It’s more than likely that the manager knows when a good job was done, so trying to highlight a project or task that was just OK, rather than great, won’t have much impact. Part of being honest also means pointing out some areas that could be improved.

Think about career development – Use the self-assessment as a time to communicate career development interests. Be proactive and think clearly about your short and long term career interests and what you need to get there.

Communicate openly with your manager – Finally, if the performance appraisal process reveals weaknesses that may be holding you back, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Admitting your weaknesses in addition to asking for constructive feedback from managers can help cultivate strong work relationships.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources and compliance/interim Title IX coordinator, at Ext. 2244 or or Jennifer Skowron, assistant director for human resources, at Ext. 2247 or

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance/Interim Title IX Coordinator