Note Taking Program
ACCESS Student's Role
The following are the expectations for ACCESS Students in order to receive a Note Taking Accommodation:1. Meet with your ACCESS Specialist to determine if Note Taking Services are needed. If so, the accommodation will be printed on your Accommodations Letter that you hand to your Professor.
2. Fill out the Online Request Form for notes EVERY SEMESTER. If you do not fill out this form, you will not be able to access notes.
3. When you give your professor your accommodation letter, discuss with him/her what your needs are, and request that they make an announcement to secure a peer note taker. Your professor will receive additional information on how to go about this along with your Accommodation Letter.
4. Follow up with your professor no more than 2 weeks after you have given them the Accommodation Letter to see if they have found a peer note taker. Notify the Note Taking Program as soon as you find out there is no note taker. We will NOT KNOW there are issues unless you tell us!
5. If for some reason, you decide you don't need notes for a specfic course (dropped the course, all the notes are posted online by the TA or Professor etc.), please let us and your specialist know. It takes a lot of effort to get notes posted, and it would better serve other students if we only pursued notes that are really needed.
Notes will ideally be submitted a minimum of once a week.
Please check the website OFTEN and email us if notes are lagging behind more than 1 week.
PLEASE NOTE: Having a Note Taking Accommodation DOES NOT REPLACE your attendance in class. You still need to go to class. This accommodation is meant to supplement your own notes, fill in gaps that you miss during class, and to be a second measure that allows you equal opportunity education. Instructors WILL notice if you are not attending class. Not only can this pose an issue for your grade in the course, it also makes instructors more reluctant to work with the Note Taking Program in future semesters.
ACCESS students may not share the notes with anyone else besides educational instructors such as your professor, or supplemental academic resources such as tutors, writing center staff etc.
For information on how to Log in to view notes, please visit the "Retrieve Notes" page.
Last modified August 26 2012 06:39 PM