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Peer Note Taker
Policies & Procedures
peer note taker is a student who is hired under the Student Employment
Program to take notes for another student during a class lecture. Note
taker provision is a support service provided to students with
documented disabilities under the Services for Students with
Disabilities Program (SSD). A peer note taker helps to allow
equal access to learning by providing quality notes for students with
students interested in being assigned a Peer Note Taker must first
complete intake and assessment to determine what support services
and/or accommodations are required. Peer Note Takers are assigned
based on the student’s individual needs, information provided and
official documentation received. Students awarded the provision
of a Peer Note Taker must determine which class(es) assistance with
notes is required. Peer Note Takers will be assigned on a first
come, first served basis. Once a Peer Note Taker has been
secured, a memo will be distributed to your professor(s) informing them
you were assigned a Peer Note Taker.
Guidelines for SSD Students:
must continue to attend the class that your Peer Note Taker is
assigned. Peer Note Takers are not hired or paid to attend class
in your place.
are responsible for notifying the Coordinator of Student Services in
advance of any absence, class cancellation or change related to the
note taking assignment.
may choose to remain anonymous and not reveal your identity to the Peer
Note Taker assigned to your class. In this case, all
communications will be coordinated by the Coordinator of Student
you choose to reveal your identity, you will be provided with the
contact information (telephone number and/or e-mail address) for the
Peer Note Taker assigned to your class. Please keep in mind that
information regarding your disability will not be discussed or provided
to the Peer Note Taker.
are not provided to students who are absent from class. Unless
prior notification and authorization is received from the Coordinator
of Student Services the Peer Note Taker will be instructed not to
attend the class.
Note Takers are instructed to leave the class if you are more than 15
minutes late for class. Unless your disability causes you to be
occasionally late, please plan to arrive to class on time.
- Unless authorized by the Coordinator of Student Services, Peer Note Takers will not be paid if you are not present in class.
should inform the Coordinator of Student Services if your Peer Note
Taker continually arrives late for class and/or is absent from class.
Notetaking Materials & Delivery of Notes
notes will be prepared on NCR (no carbon required) Cornell Note Taking
sheets provided by the Office of Student Services.
- You will have access to your notes as soon as possible after the class meets.
- Notes will be delivered to the Office of Student Services, Lincoln Hall, Room 101at least 3-4 hours after the class ends.
- Unless other arrangements are made, you will be responsible for picking up your notes after delivery.
Confidentiality and Professionalism
Peer Note Taker Position Requirements
information pertaining to your disability will be held in strict
confidence. The Peer Note Taker has been informed of our
confidentiality policy. Violations of this policy are immediate
grounds for termination.
- If you feel your Peer Note Taker has violated your privacy, please bring this matter to the attention of the SSD Coordinator.
Peer Note Taker Tutorial (requires Quicktime)
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