Notes Accommodation Overview for Faculty
Students with documented disabilities work with an ACCESS Disability Specialist to determine the appropriate accommodations, as determined by current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Following the student’s meeting with their ACCESS Specialist, they are provided with an accommodation letter, listing each of their accommodations. Students should provide a copy of this letter to each of their instructors as close to the start of the semester as possible. Students are also encouraged to discuss their accommodations for each of their courses with the corresponding instructor(s).
Note Taking Accommodation & Peer Note Takers
One of the largest accommodations at The University of Vermont is Note Taking Services. This accommodation may range from peers to professional quality notes to TypeWell transcripts of each class lecture. We work with peer note takers – students in the same course/section as those requesting services – who volunteer to provide a copy of their notes, following each class session. Peer Note Takers are provided with incentives throughout the course of each semester and are recruited to return in following semesters based on the quality of their notes and the timeliness of their submissions.
Student Attendance & Purpose of Notes
A student’s accommodation for Note Taking Services does NOT replace their attendance in class (unless specifically stated in their accommodation letter). This accommodation is meant to supplement a student’s own notes, fill in any gaps that they may miss during a class lecture, and provide a student with equal access to lecture(s) and material(s).
If you become concerned about a student’s attendance and the student is not responding to your communication efforts, please contact the student’s ACCESS Specialist and/or the Note Taking Program as soon as possible. We will work to facilitate communication between the appropriate parties.
Notes are submitted to the Note Taking Program Coordinator via email and are housed on an online, password protected database. Only ACCESS students, students with approval through the Office of International Education (OIE) or TRiO program, and students with documented temporary disabilities are granted access to the site.
If you, as the instructor, would like to have access to the notes that are posted for your course, simply email email@example.com and we will arrange it.
Last modified July 29 2013 11:15 AM