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Denise Flannery Takes Role in President’s Office

We are delighted to announce a valuable addition to the President’s Office:  Denise Flannery is now the new executive associate to President Stoute.

We eagerly anticipate Denise’s contributions to the President’s Office and are confident that she will prove to be an invaluable asset to the team.

Denise joined Canisius in January 2020 as an accounts payable associate in the Controller’s Office, and has since shown unwavering professionalism, work ethic and an innate ability to infuse positivity into every aspect of her job.

Please join us in welcoming Denise Flannery to her new role in the President’s Office!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources

International Education Week

November 13 – 17 is the annual International Education Week.  Please try to attend one or more of the various programs and events that have been scheduled.

Submitted by: Brian Smith, Director, Center for International Education

AI & Coursework Faculty Discussion

The AI and Society Initiative and the College of Arts and Sciences are sponsoring an opportunity for faculty to take stock of where we are so far with generative artificial intelligence in our courses, assignments, pedagogy and plans. The discussion will be held on Thursday, November 16, in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge at 3:00 PM.

Please RSVP at

Submitted by: Dr. Jennifer Desiderio, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,

Online Faculty Development Course Starts Today

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. This semester, we are offering one starting November 13th and ending on December 16th. Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more sessions! To RSVP, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Upcoming COLI Workshops

COLI has two upcoming workshops!   Panopto and D2L. 


The first workshop Panopto & D2L, where we dive deep into how to use Panopto to easily record, edit, and upload right to your D2L course– all without ever needing to sign into another account!


The second workshop is on using, a Social Annotation Tool, as an interactive replacement for course discussions. We will discuss how to set up a Assignment as well as some of the advanced features.

Both workshops are on November 16th. The Panopto & D2L workshop is at 9AM. The & D2L workshop is at 11AM.



If you are interested in either workshop (and others besides!), sign up on the Faculty Development Opportunities Wiki Page!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI