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In an effort to better align the performance appraisal timeline with review of the prior academic year, we will be initiating the performance appraisal process in June this year.


The first step in the appraisal process is for employees to complete a self-assessment through Dynamic Forms. For your convenience, all staff will have access to prior performance appraisals in the portal under the Human Resources tab in “HR Appraisal History”.

All notifications will be generated through your Canisius e-mail account and will be sent directly from Please save any e-mails that you receive regarding your appraisal.

  • Employees will receive an e-mail invitation from with a link to the Self-Assessment form on Thursday, June 1st.
  • Once the assessment is completed, the Supervisor will receive an e-mail notification advising them to move forward with the preparation of the performance appraisal.
  • Employees should complete the self-assessment by June 30th.
  • Performance appraisal meetings should be scheduled between July 5th and July 31st.
  • We encourage all Supervisors to pre-schedule your appraisal meetings in advance to assure completion by July 31st.
  • Once completed, the Supervisor will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive a final e-mail to add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.

 Training sessions will be scheduled to assist staff in completing the self-assessment. To assist Supervisors in completing performance appraisals, please note that zoom training sessions will be scheduled. Watch for additional information including dates and times.

 Please contact Linda Walleshauser  at or ext. 2244 or Mary Braun at  or ext. 2247 if you have any questions regarding the process.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President, Human Resources & Compliance