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Spring Online Faculty Development Course

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is offering a five-week mini-course for Canisius College faculty, that prepares professors to teach online and hybrid courses. This course provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence and community building in online courses.

Specifically, the Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students that go hand-in-hand with limited use of the classroom. Register here for the next OFDC which starts February 26. We are offering a second course that starts on March 29 that you can also register for.

Also, click here to check out the fall 2020 Multi-Modal Teaching Guide.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Printer/Copier Reminders

Ordering supplies for your devices has changed. Toner is no longer delivered automatically. Obtain all toners and staple cartridges from the ITS Help Desk during normal business hours. Ordering paper has not changed.

Click here for more information.

Also please remember NOT to turn off your printer and copiers. Leave them on at all times. They are all energy star devices and will go into low-power mode when not in use. We routinely do maintenance and upgrades on them and they need to be left on.

Any questions, comments or concerns?  Please contact the ITS Help Desk at x8340, Email to or visit

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Campus Candid

Good morning Canisius community. This is as painful for you as it is for us but yesterday, President John Hurley had to ‘make good’ on that friendly bet he wagered with his presidential counterpart at Rockhurst University, Rev. Thomas Curran, SJ, ahead of Sunday’s Buffalo Bills/Kansas City Chiefs game.

As you can see, the loser of that bet had to sport the winning team’s facemask for a day … and show proof that he obliged.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Assistant Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, recently weighed in with The Buffalo News about how the level of cautiousness surrounding the economy has increased as government mandates have gone into effect.  The story, titled “As Covid Cases Rise, Buffalo Niagara Job Market Takes Turn for the Worse,” can be read by clicking here.

The spring 2021 edition of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education includes an article authored by Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  The article, titled Going Beyond Tolerance and Acceptance, can be found by clicking here.  Reitsma’s piece appears on page 18.

This issue is the second in a two-part series on the four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus. Find part one from fall 2020 here.  In it, you will find an article authored by Nancy Rourke, PhD, associate professor of religious studies, titled Recognizing Environmental Racism is the First Step in Fighting It.

Submitted by: College Communications

Online Master’s Education Programs Among Top in Nation

The latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report recognize Canisius College’s online master’s degree programs in education among the best in the nation. Canisius ranked in the top half of the 296 colleges and universities included on the list of Best Online Master’s Education Programs, coming in at No. 132. This is the fourth consecutive year that U.S. News named Canisius to this ranking.

Housed in the college’s School of Education and Human Services, Canisius’ CAEP-accredited graduate education program offers online degrees in community and school health, instructional technologies and curriculum design (formerly education technologies and emerging media), educational leadership and supervisionliteracy educationphysical education and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications