Note-taking assistance is provided as an accommodation for students with a documented disability that inhibits their ability to take notes.
What if I need a note-taker?
You should meet with a counselor in the Special Services Department (Center Campus: H-103 or South Campus: H-320) to see if you are eligible to receive a note-taker.
What are my responsibilities as a student receiving note-taking services?
It is the student’s responsibility to attend class. Note-takers are not a substitute for an absent student.
- First day of class, arrive early to meet your note-taker.
- Direct all questions about the class toward the instructor and not the note-taker.
- Attend class and complete all assigned class work.
- Preparing for class, quizzes and exams as directed by the course syllabus.
- Arrange with the note-taker how you would like your notes.
- Call the Special Services Department if you plan to miss a day or drop the course
- Supply NCR carbonless paper for the note-taker if you have a volunteer note-taker in class. This paper can be provided to you in the Special Services Department.
What are my responsibilities as an instructor?
Unless otherwise noted on the accommodations letter, the qualified student will first try to find a classmate to share notes. If the student is unable to find someone who is able and willing to take/share class notes, he or she will contact you. Should this occur, please assist the qualified student in finding a student in class who will take notes and provide the notes to the qualified student. Please do not provide the volunteer with the name of the qualified student without the student’s consent; some students feel comfortable in having the volunteer know who they are, and others prefer to remain anonymous.
What is my role as a volunteer note-taker?
- Take notes of the lectures, and write down all relevant information about the tests, quiz dates, and assignments.
- If you know in advance that you will miss class, it is your responsibility to make arrangements for another classmate to take notes in your absence.
- Request for NCR carbonless paper from the student you are taking notes from or the Special Services Department.
- You are not functioning as a tutor.
What is my role as a paid note-taker?
- Complete training prior to being assigned a student to assist.
- To attend class to capture the lecture, class discussions and presentations for students, writing down all relevant information about the tests, quiz dates, and assignments once the student has arrived.
- Communicate with the instructor for clarity when necessary.
- Using the NCR carbonless paper (or other agreed upon note-taking method), you will provide a student with a copy of the notes at the end of class.
- You will submit the notes and time card to the Note-taker Coordinator every two weeks.
- If you know in advance that you will miss class, it is your responsibility to notify the Special Services Department.
- You are not functioning as a tutor, interpreter or a stand-in for the student should they miss class.
- You are not required to attend class if a student is absent from class.
For additional information contact the Special Services Department.