What is this?

The SDS Faculty Portal provides a means for course instructors to view copies of the Faculty Notification letters for the students in their courses. This is not meant to replace the Faculty Notification Letter process, but to supplement it.

The portal handily keeps all the information in one place. It also stays up to date with information from the Registrar’s Office, to help keep track of which students with accommodations are currently enrolled in your courses and which have dropped the course. 

Log In

Log-in to the SDS Faculty Portal

Use your netID and password to log in. You will only be able to use this system if you are a Cornell faculty member with an active Cornell netID.

Using the Portal

You will be able to view your students’ approved disability accommodations or services in your courses (by clicking “View” next to the student’s name). This is the same information that is contained in the Faculty Notification Letters that the student will give you. 

Note: If a student has not requested a Faculty Notification Letter from our office, or if it has not yet been approved, that student’s information will not be accessible through this portal. You will only have access to student information that the student has requested be released in the form of a letter to you and it has been approved by SDS. Students are still expected to deliver the letter to you and have a conversation about their needed accommodations and services in your course.

The overview table that you see when you log in shows the following categories for accommodations:

  • TEXT — Accessible format materials (such as: electronic text, braille, etc.)
  • EXAM — Test taking accommodations
  • CLSS — Classroom accommodations
  • COMM — Accommodations around communication (sign language interpreting, captioning) 

This is just an overview. You will need to click "View" next to the students' names to see the full information on their approved accommodations.

If a student in your course gets approved for additional accommodations or services, those would also appear in the portal.

If you do not see any student information after logging in, it means that you do not currently have any students with disabilities who have approved academic accommodations or services for your course(s).

Questions?

If you have questions about using this portal, please contact our office at: sds_cu@cornell.edu.