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Staff Performance Appraisal Schedule

As we progress into the summer months, the Office of Human Resources will be initiating the annual performance appraisal process for staff in June. To assure that this process is productive, effective and positive, we are here to assist you and will assure that you are provided with tools for development as your annual evaluation is completed.


The first step in the appraisal process is for staff 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 on Monday June 3. Please save any E-mails that you receive regarding your appraisal.

  • Staff will receive an  E-mail invitation from with a link to the Self-Assessment form on June 3.
  • Your self-assessment should be completed by Monday, July 1.
  • Once the assessment is completed, your supervisor will receive an E-mail notification advising them to move forward with the preparation of your performance appraisal.
  • Your supervisor has been asked to pre-schedule your appraisal meetings in advance to assure completion by July 31. Please check with your supervisor to confirm your date.

 Zoom sessions will be scheduled to assist staff in completing the self-assessment and additional sessions will be held for supervisors who are new to the process and have questions. 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.

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

Jake Bonar’14, Creative Writing, Elected to WNY Book Arts Board

Jake Bonar, an acquisitions editor at Globe Pequot Press, has been chosen to serve on the board of the Western New York Book Arts Center.

WNYBAC is a community print shop and studio for letterpress, screen printing, book binding, and paper making. Established in 2006, it is a nonprofit working museum dedicated to preserving the book arts through collaboration and innovation, bridging antique equipment and processes with modern artmaking techniques, and celebrating the heritage of Buffalo’s’ printing industry.

Bonar graduated magna cum laude from Canisius with a major in creative writing in 2014. He was part of a Quadrangle team that designed and handprinted a letterpress cover of the annual literary magazine at WNYBAC on a vintage Vandercook press known affectionately as Mandy the Mangler. Bonar worked as an editorial intern at America magazine in New York the summer before his senior year, and, after graduation, he studied at the Denver Publishing Institute.

In his current position, Bonar is director of North Country Books, an imprint of Globe Pequot, which focuses on books from the New York region. Recent and forthcoming titles on his list include Thomas Reigstad’s The Illustrated Mark Twain and The Buffalo Express, fellow Canisius alum Paul Cumbo’s A Path to Manhood: Encouragement and Advice for Young Men, and Creating Reading Rainbow: The Untold Story of a Beloved Children’s Series by Barbara Irwin, Tony Buttino, and Pam Johnson.

You can read more about The Western New York Book Arts Center here:

You can learn more about North Country Books here:

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English