How Do I Solicit for a Note Taker?

When a student in your class has been granted the accommodation of “Permission to have a note taker” the OAS requests that you facilitate this. To do so, please solicit for a volunteer from among the students in your class. Undergraduate note takers will earn Community Service hours for their assistance. If you prefer that someone from the OAS visit your class to ask for a note taker, please contact us.

Solicitation may be done is several ways. One approach is to make an announcement in class that a note taker is needed for a fellow student and students should see you after class to volunteer.  Another option is to identify students you believe are strong note takers and approach them individually to request their services. Either way, it is imperative that you not identify the student with the disability by name or other recognizable characteristic. This practice allows the student with the disability to remain anonymous if they wish.

If the student who needs the note taker is open to being identified, please introduce the two students so they can decide how to proceed. If the student who needs the note taker does not wish to be revealed to the note taker, please tell the volunteer to contact the OAS (305-899-3488) or visit us (Landon room 102) so we may orient them to the processes involved in his/her volunteer service.  If the student who needs the note taker is open to being identified, please introduce the two students so they can decide how to proceed.