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Strategic Planning & Prioritization Survey

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  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

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

Next OFDC February 27

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!

Mileage Rate

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


LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group Meeting

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 or Taylor Bowers at with questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources