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Canisius will be transitioning our college-wide site licensed contract with SPSS to an individual license plan.

College-wide access to SPSS and AMOS will end on October 31, 2023 at the end of our existing contract. Moving forward, access to SPSS will be available using individual licenses.

The decision to change our licensing approach to SPSS saves the college money, improves the workplace and scholarly readiness of our students, creates more equitable access to data science tools for our community, and recognizes institutional changes in usage of SPSS. This decision was made with input from ITS, the Educational Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate, and SPSS users.

Please know that:

  • Individual needs: Individual faculty, departments, and programs in need of SPSS or any other software can work with ITS and their dean to purchase individual licenses as necessary for the continuity of scholarship and/or specific pedagogical needs. Please communicate your needs ASAP so we can work to ensure the continuity of your access to the software you need. Individual licenses for faculty/staff are currently $259.99/year with student leases ranging from $35/4-months & $90/year.
  • Training: The Center for Online Learning and Innovation along with the IMPACT Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship and the Canisius Center for Analytics and Data Ecosystems will continue to provide opportunities for in person training, asynchronous resources, and personalized support in data analytics. Please stay tuned to your email and The Dome for announcements of these and other development opportunities. 
  • Coursework: The college offers numerous courses in data analytics (Undergraduate Data ScienceMasters Data Analytics) that, like all Canisius courses, Canisius employees can take to further their own learning. 


Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, assistant vice president, Academic Affairs