Note Taker Instructions

Instructions and procedures for note takers

  • Your role is to take clear, concise notes for one or more students in the class receiving accommodations.

  • You will receive a confirmation from us with instructions for uploading notes to Sakai.

  • Notes must be typed or scanned, and uploaded to Sakai within 24 hours of each class. (Note: if the class meets once a week for a double session, notes should be uploaded within 48 hours.)

  • You may add your notes to the instructor's Power Point slides or other materials and upload those. BUT, you must be adding notes from the lecture, not just uploading a copy of the slides.

  • Your relationship with students receiving notes is confidential. You will probably not find out who they are, but if you do, do not share with anyone else that you are taking notes for a student. It is the student’s choice whether to disclose this to others.

  • If you are being hired after the start of the semester, please upload to Sakai all notes from the beginning of the semester. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!)
  • More than one student may be receiving your notes.

  • Be sure to capture anything written on board by the professor.

  • If you are going to be absent, you are responsible for securing notes from another student or the professor, and uploading them to Sakai.

  • Avoid using abbreviations in your notes that may not be common; if necessary, add a legend.

  • The stipend will be paid in one check, mailed approximately 4 weeks after the end of the semester. If the student drops out of class and there are no other students getting notes, the stipend will be prorated. If you do not provide a full semester of notes, your stipend may be prorated.

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: please note that before beginning a note taking assignment, you will have to complete the onboarding process with our payroll administrator.

If you have any questions at any time, please email the Note Taking Administrator at ods.notetake@echo.rutgers.edu.

Thank you for your service. The role you play is an important one for students receiving notes, and we appreciate your commitment.