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Policies and Assistance - Instruction

guidelines and policies about teaching and course logistics in the Faculty Handbook

        New Policy (5/23): Graded Academic Coursework During Breaks



CALS Curriculum Committee: Resources

information and criteria for proposing a new course or a revision to an existing course

  Online course proposal form and instructions 

  annotated form for submitting a proposal for new a a revision to an existing course



Key Items for Your Syllabus

information and sample text regarding information to include in your syllabus

Faculty Center

view your teaching schedule, room assignments, class rosters with photos, and grade rosters

Creating and Assessing Course Learning Outcomes

information, guidelines, and a helpful worksheet on the often overlooked but critical first step in designing a successful course

CALS OIT Classroom Technology Support Request Form

request support from the CALS Office of Information Technology (OIT) including classroom computers, podiums, projectors, wireless devices, and help resolving technology related issues within classrooms


Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI)

     Learning Technologies

     information and guidance on using assessment tools, Canvas, collaboration tools, video and multimedia, and hybrid and online teaching modalities


     Online Drop-in Sessions

     for short questions about teaching, CTI consultants are available for live, online drop-in sessions via Zoom, Monday - Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm


     Request a consultation with CTI instructional designers at canvas [at] for more complex questions

Ally for Course Accessibility

guide and recorded workshop for using Ally to improve accessibility of online course materials

American Psychological Association: Inclusive Language Guidelines

guidelines and information on using culturally sensitive terms and phrases that center the voices and perspectives of those who are often marginalized or stereotyped


American Psychological Association: Bias-Free Language

general guidelines for writing about people without bias across a range of topics and specific guidelines that address the individual characteristics of age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality

Student Disability Services (SDS): Faculty Portal

information about how to log in and use the SDS Faculty Portal, which provides lists of students and their SDS accommodations in your courses


ATP (Alternative Testing Program) Information for Faculty

arranges alternative testing locations for your courses

information, FAQs, guide for completing the exam instruction form in the SDS Faculty Portal, sample text for syllabi, Canvas, and lecture slides 

CALS Office of Student Services

hub of advising and support for undergraduates, including academic advising, career development, personal well-being, and more


CALS Office of Professional Programs: CALSProfPrograms [at] 

hub of advising and support for professional master's students, including academic advising, career development, personal well-being, and more 


CALS Advising: Recognizing and Helping Students with Academic and Behavioral Needs


Incident Response & Resources

Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) slide deck containing strategies and resources for discussing events that may be impacting students and the learning environment (e.g., bias incidents on campus, national and global events)


Academic Concern Form

alert academic advising offices to issues impacting students’ academic success so they can intervene to offer optimal support

please do this for every student who is earning low grades, struggling with course material, missing exams or assignment deadlines, frequently absent, not making academic progress towards their degree, or displaying unusual behavior in academic settings, even if you are directly communicating with the student about the concern - this helps to identify students who may be struggling across multiple courses


Incident or Concern Referral Form

alert the University's Student Support and Advocacy Services team if you believe a student is experiencing issues that are serious or is displaying concerning behavior


Cornell Health: Resources for Faculty & Staff

information about what to do if you’re concerned about a student


Skorton Center for Health Initiatives: Programming for Faculty & Staff

materials and training for assisting students in distress and promoting student mental health and well-being

Academic Integrity

information from the Office of the Dean of Faculty, including the Code of Academic Integrity, guidelines for working with the code, and resources for faculty


Promoting Academic Integrity in Your Course

three strategies from the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI)


AI & Academic Integrity

CTI's recommendations for addressing AI and academic integrity in your course  

Generative Artificial Intelligence for Education and Pedagogy

Cornell committee report (Spring 2023) that evaluates the feasibility, benefits, and limitations of using generative AI technologies in an educational setting and its impact on learning outcomes 


CTI: Generative Artificial Intelligence

Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) website that provides information and resources about generative AI and academic integrity, accessibility, assignment design, and ethical use, plus video resources and recordings

Report Bias

resources from the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity - information, contacts and forms for reporting bias, harassment, and discrimination, reporting sexual misconduct, reporting hazing, and supporting those receiving threatening communication or harassment

Cornell Fleet Operations FAQ

includes User Registration and Driver Release forms (required to reserve and drive a vehicle), reservation form, and information on policies, vehicles, and rates

Emergency Management

Cornell's website that includes an Emergency Action Guide for a number of emergency scenarios, preparedness information, information about emergency notifications, Prevention-Mitigation programs, resources and FAQ


Rave Guardian

mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device - available for use by all currently registered Cornell students and current employees


Information about the Rave Guardian Safety App

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