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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).