Notetakers are provided for students who, because of a disability, cannot effectively take notes in class. In most cases, a classmate volunteer is found to copy their own class notes for the student. While the student may need to ask his/her notetaker questions to clarify the notes, the notetaker is not a tutor. A notetaker may be asked to type, tape record or enlarge notes so that they are more accessible to the student.
Notetakers are paid an honorarium for their assistance. As a notetaker, you will be paid $10 per credit per semester. For example: $30 per semester for a 3 credit class.
As a notetaker, you are expected to:
- Attend class regularly and be on time. You are expected to attend the entire class period
- Take thorough notes of lecture material and main discussion points
- Write legibly in dark pencil or pen so that the notes are clear when copied
- Clearly make note of homework assignments given verbally and/or on the board
- Copy your notes after each class and deliver them to the student or to a mutually agreeable place. There is a basket inside the Learning Support Services office on the second floor of Scott for this purpose. It is important that this is done in a timely manner.
- If you are absent from class, notify the student and/or find someone else's notes to copy for you and the student
If you are hired as a notetaker, please download the notetaker forms available on the forms page.
Interested in becoming a notetaker? Fill out our short questionnaire!