Students must provide documentation to The Academic Achievement and Access Center that clearly supports the need for note-taking accommodations. Note-takers are solicited in class on a volunteer basis. If a student is dissatisfied with notes for any reason, a new note-taker will be found. If the student receiving notes withdraws from class, he/she must inform the note-taker and the AAAC in writing within 24 hours. If the student terminates the note-taker, he/she must submit a reason for termination in writing to the AAAC.
Note: Students must attend class to obtain notes.
Procedures for students, staff and faculty:
- Meet with AAAC staff to request accommodations.
- Review note-taking procedures with AAAC staff and pick a note-taking packet for each class.
- Meet with instructor to discuss accommodations in a timely manner.
- Ask the instructor for assistance in selection of the most qualified note-taker from the students who volunteer. Select a primary note-taker.
- If no one volunteers, contact AAAC immediately.
- Inquire whether instructor has adequate notes that can be shared.
- Attend class.
- Discuss note-taking accommodation request with student.
- If necessary, clarify procedures with the AAAC.
- Read the in-class announcement requesting a volunteer note-taker.
- When asked, review the quality and content of notes and recommend the most qualified note-taker.
Primary Note-taker Responsibilities
- Provide clear and concise notes for the student.
- Supply copies of notes when requested by the student or instructor.
- Notify the student and AAAC immediately if dropping the course so that another note-taker can be identified.
- Pick up a letter of commendation for serving as a note-taker at the end of the course.