Information for Faculty

Academic Policies, Instruction & Resources

Spring 2021 semester courses have begun on the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses, with instruction dates outlined in the 2020-21 academic calendar. Key academic dates can be found on the University Registrar website. Study days and final exams are noted on the academic calendar. While there will not be a traditional spring break, two separate two-day wellness breaks are planned: March 9 and 10 and April 23 and 26. There are to be no tests given or graded assignments due on these days or on the day immediately following these breaks (i.e., March 11, April 27). Spring courses are offered in a variety of modalities, including in-person, online and hybrid approaches.

The S21 Guide for Instructors provides guidance on how to facilitate conversations related to the Cornell Student Behavioral Compact, including how to set classroom expectations and what to do if a student is noncompliant. Additional instruction-related policies and resources can be found on the Dean of Faculty website.

Academic Policies

Gating measures for student testing non-compliance




Instructional and Classroom Technologies

Classroom Instruction

Online Instruction

Class Recordings

Online Access and Accessibility


Quarantine and Isolation

Maintaining Public Health and Safety In Academic Activities