Cornell CALS' response to COVID-19 

CALS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and following steps the university is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. As part of this action, the majority of CALS offices are currently on remote work plans. Review all college communications and available resources for students, faculty and staff.

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Office of Academic Programs

The Office of Academic Programs has a vision for undergraduate and distance education that is student-centered, futuristic, and embraces the application of new educational theory, practice, and information technologies. This vision is based on a goal of excellence that prepares students to function as leaders in society.

The Office of Academic Programs encompasses:

Contact information

drv3 [at] cornell.edu (Donald R. Viands)
Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs

smm3 [at] cornell.edu (Sue Merkel)
Associate Director of Academic Programs

177 Roberts Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone: 607-255-3081

Office of Student Services

140 Roberts Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Telephone: 607-255-2257