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Internal School Resources

Booking rooms, spaces, and event supplies for SIPS-related activities
Grocery delivery request
Parking Pass request
SIPS BSC Support Desk
SIPS Field Trip Bus PO's
Shipping/Mail

SIPS Teaching FAQ

Booking rooms, spaces, and event supplies for SIPS-related activities

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@cornell.edu) for more information

Event space candidate layout


Grocery delivery request

Request grocery delivery for instructional purposes


Parking Pass request

Request parking pass(es) for visitors


SIPS BSC Support Desk

Hours of operation, effective 8/26/19:

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

Travel Checklist form


SIPS Field Trip Bus PO's

There are two options:

1. Fitzgerald Brothers (any size)

sales@fingerlakeswinerytours.com PO#974630

2. Swarthout Coach (for 35+ buses)

rob@goswarthout.com 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

https://cornell.agilefleet.com/_Welcome.asp?UpdProfile=Y


Shipping / Mail (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 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.


Shipping / Mail (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 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.


SIPS Teaching FAQ

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:

Legal class 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:

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: