As a member of the AAP faculty, there are a variety of resources available to assist you in your administrative and pedagogical responsibilities.
Your Immediate Attention is Required
Welcome to AAP. Your appointment is now in Workday, the Cornell HR system. There are a number of things you are required to do before your first day at work:
Activate Your NetID (required)
Once your appointment is in the system, you will receive a NetID activation email with step-by-step instructions. Your NetID is the key to all Cornell systems and services. If you do not receive an email within two days of your appointment, please contact the Business Service Center (BSC) located at 140 East Sibley Hall.
- Set up two-step login for Workday
- To schedule your onboarding appointment, log into Workday and select "Schedule an Onboarding Appointment."
New faculty appointments are finalized at the Onboarding Center located off campus at 395 Pine Tree Road in the East Hill Office Building, accessible by the TCAT bus route 82 from campus.
- Onboarding Checklist (PDF)
New hires who do not attend onboarding, including those that are not on the Ithaca campus, are required to complete the following:
- Set up two-step login for Workday
- Complete steps in your Workday inbox including:
- Complete the I-9 Form
- Review and sign Respect@Cornell (required to keep your appointment active, please complete no later than five business days after your appointment date). Once you electronically sign the form in Workday, you will need to complete the online program by following these instructions.
- Review and sign the Inventions and Related Property Rights Assignment Form (PDF) (required to keep your appointment active, please complete no later than five business days after your appointment date).
Benefits Enrollment (for benefits-eligible new hires)
There is a 60-day limit to sign up for certain core benefits (from your start date listed in your appointment letter), including health insurance, so don't delay. Details can be found at the Benefits Guidelines Website under Initial Hire Benefit Aid Endowed (PDF).
- Please contact the university benefits office directly for benefits-related questions.
Cornell Email Sign-up
Once you have your NetID you can sign up for Cornell email. Office 365 is the university's email system for faculty and staff.
Cornell ID Card
Your Cornell ID card identifies you as a current member of the Cornell community. Depending on the services that you sign up for, your ID card may be used as an electronic door key and grant you access to facilities on campus, fitness centers, libraries, and transportation services. Visit the University Registrar's Office located at B7 Day Hall, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to get your ID card.
Faculty Profile Forms
All new faculty need to complete a faculty profile form, which will be posted on the college website.
If you are a foreign national, please visit the Foreign National Information System (FNIS) regarding a possible tax exemption. A social security number (SSN) is required to submit your information. To request your SSN, apply at the Ithaca Social Security Administration Office. It will take about two weeks to receive your card and you will need a U.S. address to have the card mailed. Bring your SSN card to the BSC contact, as we are required to have your SSN on file. Details on how to obtain a SSN are also available at Cornell’s ISSO . Please note, you must submit FNIS information for each new appointment.
Per Cornell policy, purchases for class needs should be initiated via a request to the department rather than paid out of pocket for reimbursement. Cornell often receives discounts/savings that may not be available to you if you buy directly, including sales tax exemption. Approved Campus to Campus (C2C) bus reservations should also be paid directly by the department.
If you do purchase out of pocket, save the original itemized receipt and submit to the BSC within 30 days of the purchase.
Cornell's Department of Transportation and Delivery Services is committed to offering a range of options to make your commute easy, economical, efficient, healthy, and sustainable.
The TCAT bus service provides free public transportation for Cornell employees through your Cornell ID card at the fare box, Monday–Friday.
Additional Useful Links for New Hires
Professional Development Fund
The AAP faculty development fund is available to tenured, tenure-track, and multiple-year appointees for advancing faculty research and creative work. The maximum award is $4,000 per academic year.
Tenured, tenure-track, and multiyear appointees are required to complete an annual report. Details are emailed in the fall semester of each year. The annual reporting system, Activity Insight, is available via the link below; a NetID and password are required.
Located at 235 Sibley Dome, the Office of Student Services provides information, support, and programming to encourage student success in conjunction with faculty who serve as advisors.
The Office of Student Services supports faculty in their role as instructors by advising on course and class set-up, course enrollment options and timelines, grading policies and procedures, credit hour requirements, independent study guidelines, and academic policy.
- AAP Grading Procedures and Policies
- Faculty Center
- FERPA Policies
- Key Academic Dates
- Online Grade Adjustment System (OLGAA)
- Student Disability Services
Tenured, tenure-track, and multiyear appointees generally have advising responsibilities. Advising assignments are determined by the academic department. The Office of Student Services implements the advising system, processes advisor changes, and develops advising resources in collaboration with the academic departments. Advisors access their up-to-date advisee list in Advisor Center.
- Advisor Center
- Advisor Center Documentation
- College Policies and Procedures (University Registrar Website)
- Courses of Study: Architecture
- Courses of Study: Art
- Courses of Study: CRP
- Students of Concern
Benefits and Pay
MealChoice is the meal plan designed exclusively for Cornell faculty and staff.
Business Service Center (BSC)
Located at 140 East Sibley Hall, the BSC provides financial services, human resource support, and facilities management to AAP's academic departments and service units.
Purchasing information: Before making a purchase, please request funds from your department chair. Reimbursements are discouraged.
Located at 235 Sibley Dome, AAP IT Solutions provides limited support for a variety of hardware and software issues including free limited support for students, faculty, and staff. Please note, that the computer's owner is responsible for the cost of parts.
Office of Communications
Located at 260 East Sibley Hall, the communications office establishes and stewards the college brand, visual identity, and editorial style and voice through print and electronic platforms. Share your news, research, awards, and accomplishments with us so we can share with the larger AAP community through news stories in print and online, and in college social media channels.
The Office of the Provost works to maintain and enhance excellence in teaching, scholarship, and outreach.
- Aggregated list of faculty resources offered by the university
The Office of the Dean represents the interests of the faculty to the trustees and administration, as well as ensures that the faculty is fully informed about campus.
- Studio Culture Policy (PDF)