Dear Canisius Faculty and Staff-
On Friday afternoon, the Strategic Planning and Prioritization Committee held a forum in which we asked attendees to provide up to five medium- to large-scale objectives that they thought should be incorporated into the college’s next strategic plan. For anyone who could not attend, we wanted to provide the opportunity to contribute at this stage of the process. We have created a survey to collect objectives from any member of the community. The survey is available at https://forms.gle/BJZfbGCanUYCQBij6. Responses are completely anonymous, so the survey is limited to the Canisius community (please note that you are required be logged into your google drive through Canisius). The survey will remain open through Thursday, February 9th.
Thank you for considering contributing, and please stay warm this weekend.
Chair: Sara Morris, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice-Chair: Ron Haberer, Controller
Vice-Chair: Joshua Russell, Associate Professor, ABEC
Tim Balkin, Vice President for Business and Finance
Jim Goldstein, Associate Professor, Accounting
Amo Kubeyinje, Director of Graduate Admissions
Aimee Larson, Clinical Assistant Professor and Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
Jonathan Lawrence, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Theology (Faculty Senate Chair)
Lisa Liotta, Senior Associate Athletics Director
Tanya Loughead, Professor, Philosophy
Sandy Miller, Director of Government and Foundation Relations
Linda Walleshauser, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Bennie Williams, Assistant Dean and Director of the Multicultural Student Center
Liaison: Erica Sammarco, Associate Vice President and Assistant to the President
Liaison: Lauren Young, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Submitted by: Sara Morris, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Get your taxes done for free with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at Canisius College. VITA offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
See the flyer above for registration information.
Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute
The OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L, or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.
Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.
The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom. The next OFDC starts on February 27th and ends on March 31st. To RSVP, please check out the COLI faculty development events here. While you are there, be sure to sign up for our Online Teaching and Learning Updates Workshops and Panopto Workshops too!
Canisius College Community:
As of January 1, 2023 the IRS changed the Mileage Rate to 65.5 cents per mile. The change will be made to the travel expense report.
Submitted by: JoAnn Feary Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist
Please join the LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group for our second meeting! We will be welcoming new members and continuing to discuss our goals for the group. Persons of all LGBTQIA+ identities, as well as allies, are welcome. Please contact Mary Braun at email@example.com or Taylor Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources