Information for Faculty

Academic Policies, Instruction & Resources

The university plans to proceed with the instruction dates outlined in the 2020-21 academic calendar, with classes beginning Feb. 8 on the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses. Key academic dates can be found on the University Registrar website. As with the fall 2020 semester, courses in the spring will be 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




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