If you will be serving as a teaching assistant (TA) and have a disability or personal health condition with performing those duties, or performing those duties in person, we encourage you to connect with our office to learn about options. Cornell is committed to ensuring equal access for all students to educational opportunities, including teaching assistant responsibilities. This could include an accommodation to perform TA duties remotely, if feasible.
Complete our Teaching Assistant Disability and Health Accommodations Questionnaire (pdf) and submit it to our office with or after completing a Disability Self-Disclosure Form. It is okay if you cannot answer all the questions on the questionnaire. We would still be able to meet with you to discuss your situation.
Accommodations can be requested at any time. However, we encourage you to connect with us as soon as possible as there is some planning and coordination that goes into TA assignments and in facilitating accommodations. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can start the process to explore appropriate options.