Staff Note Taker

A staff note taker is a person hired by DSO to go to the class and take summary notes. A staff note taker is used only when other note taking provisions are not effective. Responsibilities are as follows:

Instructor

  • Provide a copy of lecture notes, overheads, or power point presentations.
  • Allow a staff note taker to attend your class to take notes by hand or on a laptop computer.
  • Whenever possible, identify suitable candidates.
  • If the student receives copies of your lecture notes, you may have he or she sign an Agreement for Receiving Course Lecture Materials
  • Confirm required events outside the usual classroom schedule i.e. field trips, etc.

Student

  • Provide class schedule to the DSO.
  • Contact the DSO as soon as possible to report any class absence, problems with the note taker, or any change in course meeting times, places, or other essential information.
  • Make sure that you always carry back-up methods such as note taking paper or recorder.
  • Repeated failure to report your absence to the DSO could result in loss of services.
  • Notify the DSO two weeks in advance of required events outside the usual classroom schedule. Requests may be accepted with less notice, but the staff note taker cannot be guaranteed.

DSO

  • Recruit, screen, hire, and supervise the staff note taker.
  • Provide carbonless notebooks and instructions to the staff note taker.