Internal School Resources

Building Renovation Updates

Plant Science Building and Bradfield Hall are both scheduled for upcoming renovation. This page describes the scope of renovations, answers to frequently asked questions, and recent updates.

SIPS COVID FAQ

SIPS strives to provide information specific to our needs and facilities to complement Cornell and CALS resources for maintaining safety and effective operations during the COVID pandemic. This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about COVID related operation.

SIPS Executive Committee Meeting Highlights

Learn more about topics addressed during regular meetings of the SIPS Executive Committee

SIPS Intranet on SharePoint

SharePoint is a SIPS Intranet used to archive documents, policies, standard operating procedures, and other information relevant to SIPS operation

SIPS Kudos 

Interested in recognizing an individual or group for their exemplary work? Let us know and it will be shared in upcoming updates from the SIPS Director

SIPS Strategic Planning Process

SIPS has embarked on a process for gathering your input and shaping our direction and priorities for the next 5 - 10 years. Read a summary of responses to our initial community survey

Other Internal School Resources

Reserve conference and meeting rooms, teaching spaces, and event supplies (complete list)

Note: some rooms have moved into the new 25Live room scheduling system. 

Click here to access a how-to guide or contact Tami Payne (th47 [at] cornell.edu) for more information

Event space candidate layout

Request grocery delivery for instructional purposes

Request parking pass(es) for visitors

Hours of operation, effective 8/26/19:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 – 4pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 – 11am
  • Phone #:  255-1655

Travel Checklist form

1. Fitzgerald Brothers (any size)

sales [at] fingerlakeswinerytours.com (subject: Bus%20Reservation%20Request, body: PO%20%23%20974630%20to%20charge%0APick%20up%20and%20drop%20off%20times%20and%20locations%0AItinerary%20information%0A%23%20of%20passengers%0AContact%20phone%20number%20for%20day%20of%0AInternal%20reference%20to%20include%20on%20invoice%20(KFS%20account%20%23))  PO#974630

2. Swarthout Coach (for 35+ buses)

rob [at] goswarthout.com (subject: Bus%20Reservation%20Request, body: PO%20%23%20988750%20to%20charge%0APick%20up%20and%20drop%20off%20times%20and%20locations%0AItinerary%20information%0A%23%20of%20passengers%0AContact%20phone%20number%20for%20day%20of%0AInternal%20reference%20to%20include%20on%20invoice%20(KFS%20account%20%23))  PO# 988750

Information to include with your reservation request, regardless of vendor:

  • PO # to charge
  • Pick up and drop off times and locations
  • Itinerary information
  • # of passengers
  • Contact phone number for day of
  • Internal reference to include on invoice (KFS account #)
    Tracy Holdridge can provide the instruction account #

3. Fleet Vans, 12-passenger are still available at this time

Contact the Fleet Garage

Plant Science & Mann

Campus mail and US Postal mail is delivered to G21 (Hort/SIPS), 238 (Plant Biology) or 328 (Plant Path) Plant Science.
FedEx and UPS packages are delivered to 111 Plant Science (5144*). You will be notified by email when you have a package ready for pickup.
To ship packages, please request a FedEx user account by emailing ajk287 [at] cornell.edu (subject: FedEx%20User%20Account%20Request, body: I'd%20like%20to%20request%20a%20FedEx%20User%20account.%20I'm%20with%20the%20lab%20of%20Dr.%20%5Bname%5D%20and%20primarily%20ship%20from%20building%20%5Bbuilding%20name%5D.) (Mandy).

Please use your lab or office number as your return address. The mailhandlers know which room to deliver to based on your name and/or section affiliation.

Bradfield & Emerson

Campus mail and US Postal mail is delivered to G03 Bradfield.
FedEx and UPS packages are delivered to G03 Bradfield. 
To ship packages, please request a FedEx user account by emailing db669 [at] cornell.edu (subject: FedEx%20User%20Account%20Request, body: I'd%20like%20to%20request%20a%20FedEx%20User%20account.%20I'm%20with%20the%20lab%20of%20Dr.%20%5Bname%5D%20and%20primarily%20ship%20from%20building%20%5Bbuilding%20name%5D.) (Mandy).

Please use your lab or office number as your return address. The mailhandlers know which room to deliver to based on your name and/or section affiliation.

Course catalog:

Process/timeline for proposing new courses:

  • Newly proposed courses are reviewed by the Plant Science Curriculum Committee and by the CALS Curriculum Committee
  • If you have a new course you’d like to try out, consider teaching it as a Special Topics Course (PLSCI4940)
    • Can be 1-4 credits, and taught for 2 years without approval from the College
    • Does require some active publicity

TA rubric and process for requesting TAs:

  • Which classes are assigned graduate TAs? This rubric breaks down how TA assignments are done
  • Ineligible for a graduate TA? Consider an undergraduate who has previously taken your class
  • A 1-credit TA training class for undergraduates will be introduced as part of the SIPS Active Learning Initiative

Key academic dates:

Room scheduling:

Exam schedules:

  • See the list of exam schedules at: Fall 2020 exam schedules
  • If at all possible, try to adhere to your assigned time for final exams. Schedules have been arranged to spread out student workloads

Legal class times:

  • When proposing a new class, review the legal class times:Class meeting times
  • Note that 10:00 and 11:00 Tuesday and Thursdays are the most popular class times and you will maximize your enrollment by avoiding these times

Class budgets, supplies, support:

  • CALS provides SIPS with funds to support teaching. These funds are distributed to sections based on course numbers
  • Note that courses requiring food can now place orders for deliveries from Wegmans
  • Costs for field trip fees have increased significantly owing to changes in transportation providers. This may necessitate passing on some costs to students in the future.

Risk management:

  • Signed risk waivers are required for all off-campus experiences

Classroom governance:

  • Electronics, visitors, animals – in the absence of letters of accommodation from Student Disability Services, policy is at the discretion of the instructor
  • Classroom auditing:
    • The option to audit is only available to graduate students
    • Auditors are accepted at the discretion of the instructor. If accepted, numbers cannot be limited unless room capacity is exceeded
    • Auditors cannot be failed but they can receive an incomplete which must be resolved prior to graduation. Requesting that auditing students sign a contract committing to a specified level of attendance and/or participation can be an effective strategy

Class roster:

  • Fall 2020 class roster
  • Users can search by course code, see whether spaces are still available, use the scheduler to avoid conflicts, and view syllabi
  • Upload your syllabus at: Fall 2020 syllabi

Academic accommodations:

  • Accommodation is required for varsity athletics, religious observance, and issues of physical and mental health
  • Accommodation is not required for club sports or deaths in the family
  • Ask at the beginning of the semester for known dates of absence related to athletics and religious observance. not that travel time to be with family is not encompassed
  • A letter from Student Health Services is required for physical and mental health accommodations
  • Instructors are not required to reschedule or duplicate field trips missed owing to accommodation

Consensual relationships policy:

Harassment and bias reporting:

Mental health resources: