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GriffAudit 2.0 for Undergraduate Freshmen and First-Year Transfer Students

GriffAudit_Freshman.pngBeginning Monday, February 10, Canisius College freshmen and first-year transfer students will have access to the new degree audit system, GriffAudit 2.0. Please note that the undergraduate degree audits were created from the 2019 – 20 academic catalog. Therefore, Griff Audit 2.0 will not be available for upper-classmen at this time.

Links to the system can be accessed from the following sections on the myCanisius portal:

  • Advisor Services or Faculty Services—These sections are found under the Launchpad heading and provide links to both versions of GriffAudit.
  • Student Profile—This button is located under the My Campus heading and takes you to the new advisor tool, which allows you to view your advisees’ audits through their individual student profiles. Students can only view their own profiles, but advisors can view the profiles of all of their advisees.


This comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution provides students and advisors with tools and information to successfully navigate degree requirements. With GriffAudit 2.0,

students have a complete guide to degree completion and seamlessly integrates with information from CourseLeaf and Banner. These new efficiencies will provide better support for our students’ academic goals and better access to academic advice for advisors.

Undergraduate advisers should begin to familiarize themselves with the new degree audit system prior to the start of advisement and registration. Please refer to the “Learn About Student Profile” button on the MyCanisius portal to review all training documentation. Video tutorials and FAQs are available on this wiki page to help navigate the system and better understand all of its features.

In addition, there will be training sessions next week that cover both GriffAudit 2.0 and the Student and Advisor Profiles during the following times:

  • Monday, February 10 @ 4:00 p.m. in Science Hall 002C (ITS Training Room)
  • Tuesday, February 11 @ 8:30 a.m. in Old Main 119
  • Wednesday, February 12 @ 12:30 p.m. in Science Hall 002C (ITS Training Room)

If you cannot attend but wish to schedule a training session for yourself or your department, please contact Emily McGorry at or at Ext. 2121.

Students will be instructed to contact their advisors directly with questions or concerns regarding their degree audit. If you believe there is an error or missing information on a student’s audit, please contact the Student Records and Financial Services Center utilizing the new “GriffAudit” mailbox at Please include the student’s ID number and details regarding the error or omission. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the new GriffAudit 2.0 system, please submit using the GriffAudit mailbox and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Many thanks to the implementation team, especially Samantha Brennan, student services processing specialist for student records and financial services; Pam Dart, programmer analyst for ITS; Lisa Fischer, assistant registrar for student records and financial services; Michele Folsom, director of administrative computing for ITS; Jeff Lindauer, interim assistant vice president for academic affairs; Emily McGorry, executive assistant for academic affairs; Deborah Prohn, assistant director for student records and financial services; and David Shakarjian, senior programmer analyst for ITS who worked diligently to ensure the audits match the catalog and reflect our current curricular practices. Additionally, we appreciate the numerous faculty and staff members who provided assistance entering exceptions, answering questions and testing the degree audits. Your participation was critical to the successful roll-out of GriffAudit 2.0. This was truly a team effort, and we hope that students and their advisors find our work will make their lives easier.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, interim vice president, Academic Affairs

Italian Language Study Abroad

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Ciao! Have you ever wanted to learn Italian? Here is your opportunity to learn it in Florence, Italy! No prior experience with Italian is required, although it would be helpful. It is open to all Canisius students, faculty and staff.  If interested, please contact Marta Rizzo at

Submitted by: Marta Rizzo, adjunct professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The Dome Glitch

For those of you who regularly submit stories to The Dome, you may have noticed a glitch recently, which prevents images from being uploaded. That glitch has been attributed to Internet Explorer for Microsoft Windows. Specifically, Microsoft is phasing out the Internet Explorer browser making it no longer suitable for most work on the web.

For many, this means they will have to change their default browser from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, which ITS and COLI universally recommend.

Changing your default browser is easy. Simply click here and follow the steps in the tutorial provided by COLI.

If problems persist with uploading images to The Dome after changing your default browser, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2792.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Staff Mentoring Program – Apply Today!

Canisius College is committed to providing professional development opportunities that will enhance personal and professional growth, improve engagement and retention of staff. As part of this commitment and in response to feedback from staff through our performance appraisal process, we are introducing a Mentor Program to pair individuals (mentor) who have expertise, knowledge and skill with staff (mentee) who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in order to further develop professional expertise.

We have several leaders across the Canisius College campus who have agreed to participate as mentors in the program.  A mentor is a combination of many different people – part cheerleader, part coach, part teacher, part student, part guide, and part listener. A mentor guides, inspires, encourages, counsels, advises, questions and answers.


We are currently seeking mentees who are interested in being assigned a mentor in 2020. The schedule and time commitment will be flexible and scheduled based on your assigned mentor and your meeting preferences.

Please click the link to the Mentee Form if you are interested in participating:

Please contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance at Ext. 2244 with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale Reminder


The Student Records & Financial Services Center has teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders for the organization’s 34th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale.

This year, you can purchase a gorgeous mixed bouquet for $10 or a tribute bouquet for $30. (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $10 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient.)

Also, to celebrate the 34th year of the bouquet sale, Hospice is giving away 34 prizes for 34 years. Each tribute bouquet will have a peel-n-reveal sticker for the opportunity to be one of the lucky winners! All proceeds from the Spring Bouquet Sale benefit Hospice Buffalo’s patients and their families.

Orders with payment are due no later than Friday, February 14. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Buffalo. Flowers will delivered the week of March 2 and you will be contacted when they arrive for pick up.

If you have any questions, please contact Allaina Faulise at or Margaret Kraatz at

Help us bring a dose of springtime and happiness to the people impacted by serious illness and loss.

Submitted by: Margaret M. Kraatz, financial aid specialist, Student Records & Financial Services