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Disability Resource Center

Counseling Services Division

Note Taking

Students are responsible for requesting note-taking accommodations from a DRC counselor. This request can occur during the initial intake or anytime thereafter during a drop-in or scheduled appointment. The counselor will review disability documentation and engage in an interactive session with the student to determine if the accommodation can be approved. Once approved it is placed on the student’s AAP.

The student is then responsible for requesting the accommodation for each course via MyDRC and the Accommodation Request process. Once the student has the Accommodation Letter outlining the approved note-taking accommodation they pick up the Notetaker Contract and NCR paper (if needed) from the DRC front office.

If the student prefers to have copies made instead of using NCR paper they can come to the DRC front office to have their notes copied. The student presents the Accommodation Letter to the professor to inform them they have been approved for Note-Taking services.
The student may ask the professor for assistance in requesting the note-taking service. Such assistance may include making a request to the class without identifying the student or the professor soliciting an individual to provide the service.

Announcement Professor Can Make in Class to Assist with Obtaining Peer Note-taker

A student in this class is in need of note-taking services. If you take clear and legible notes or use a laptop for note-taking please stay after class to meet with the student or myself to discuss the service. As a note-taker, you will receive a stipend of $50 or a letter outlining your exemplary service from the Director of the DRC. It will be your responsibility to be in class regularly and provide a copy of your notes to the student at the end of each class. The NCR paper or copy machine is located at the DRC office in the DSPS building on the San Marcos campus.
Confidentiality is of utmost importance. Please refrain from mentioning the student’s name or in any way identifying the student when making the announcement to uphold confidentiality.

At the end of the semester the student who provided the notes has the Notetaker Contract signed by the DRC student or professor and returns the contract to the DRC before the last day of the semester.

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