Students who need supplementary notes as a result of a documented disability may be permitted to use note-taking services for class lectures. The note-taking service supplements students' participation in class and is not meant to replace class attendance.

Procedures for Acquiring a Peer Note-Taker

  1. Students who meet the guidelines for a note-taker will be approved for the accommodation during their annual meeting with a Disability Services team member.
  2. The student will identify the class(es) for which they would like the note-taker by submitting a note-taker request form each semester.
  3. The Disability Services team member will send an email to the students in each class instructing those who are interested in being a note-taker to apply for the position. 
  4. Peer note-takers will be trained and expected to upload their notes for each week of classes to Canvas, where all users will remain anonymous. Students can download notes at the end of each week.
  5. The note-takers are a paid position and will be held accountable for the quality and timeliness of their notes.
  6. Confidentiality for the student requesting a note-taker is maintained throughout this process.

Responsibilities of Student Requesting Note-Taking Accommodations

  1. Students are  responsible for notifying the Disability Services Team Member when they drop or withdraw from a class.
  2. Students are responsible for attending class and taking notes.  The notes provided by the note-taker are designed to supplement the notes that the student takes in the class.
  3. Students are responsible for downloading a copy of their class notes on a weekly basis.
  4. Students are responsible for informing Disability Services of any issues with the note-taking accommodation in a timely manner.

Last updated August 2021

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