Providing notetaker assistance is a cooperative effort between the professor and the DAS Office.

DAS makes every effort to identify a notetaker for your class before the beginning of the term. In some cases, DAS may need faculty assistance in order to recruit a notetaker. We greatly appreciate your assistance in the following:

  1. Please contact us at Notetaking.Services@oregonstate.edu if you can provide the student(s) with complete lecture notes, or if the lecture notes are posted online via Blackboard, so that we may inform the students. Please note: some students (due to their disability) may require a notetaker in addition to the notes you provide. When this is the case you may recieve an email asking for your assistance in recruiting a notetaker.
  2. If lecture notes are not available, you can assist the DAS office by identifying a student in your class who you believe would be a competent and dependable notetaker. Please refer all interested students to sign up online at http://ds.oregonstate.edu Please note: Notetakers are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your referral will be taken into strong consideration, but may not be assigned as the notetaker for this class if another student requests the assignment first.
  3. If you cannot recommend a student to become a notetaker, please make the following announcement in class or through a Blackboard announcement, not mentioning the name(s) of the student(s):
    There is a student in our class who needs a copy of the class notes. The pay for providing notes is usually $50 to $100. If you have a 2.5 GPA and take accurate, legible notes, please sign up at the DAS website, ds.oregonstate.edu.

Feel free to print the following information sheet to distribute to interested notetakers: Notetaker How-To's

Potential notetakers can also come to the Disability Access Services office in Kerr Admin A200 to sign up as a Notetaker, and to receive further instructions regarding the DAS Notetaking. Occasionally, multiple students sign up as the potential Notetaker. Selection is made on a first-come, first-served basis.

If we are not successful in recruiting a notetaker, we may request a copy of faculty notes or loan a digital recorder in order to capture the lecture.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Notetaking Services at 541-737-3672 (voice) or Notetaking.Services@oregonstate.edu (email).

Updated 09/2015