- Attend class on a regular basis and take comprehensive, legible notes
- Talk with the student about how to share notes:
- Email notes. Notes taken on a computer can be e-mailed. Notes taken by hand can be scanned and emailed.
- Use carbonless copy paper. The student can bring NCR paper so you can share notes immediately after class.
- Make copies at the Disability Resource Center (DRC)
- Be creative… what works for the two of you?
- Share notes with student at least weekly.
- Have a back-up plan in place with another student if you miss class.
- Register with the DRC by completing the form as soon as you can. The DRC will send you a letter to document your volunteer experience at the end of the semester.
- Ask the student if the notes are working well.
- As a general rule, it’s best to not broadcast that you are a class note-taker. Students have a right to privacy and how their personal information is shared.
- Let the DRC know if you have questions: (520) 621-3268 or email@example.com
Occasionally a student may have preferences for notes that do not match the note-taking style of the first note-taker they identify. If this happens with you, the student may let you know that she won’t need your notes any longer and will choose another note-taker after a few weeks of class.
Likewise, if you find sharing your notes is not working out for you, please let the student know so that he or she can identify another volunteer.