Note-taking assistance is an accommodation provided to students to supplement their own notes.
Note taking assistance is not a substitute for attending class. When students miss class for a non-disability related reason, they should make alternative arrangements for obtaining notes.
Some students may need to audio record lectures
• DS or the student will ask the instructor for permission.
• Students are encouraged to place the recorder (and themselves) at the front of the classroom, close to the instructor.
If an in-class note-taker is requested by a student registered with Disability Services (as an approved accommodation), the Academic Support Center Administrative Assistant, Elizabeth “Beth” Domanik, will help facilitate the process.
Students are encouraged to contact Beth Domanik via email at EDomanik@otterbein.edu
, phone at (614) 823-1610, or in person in room #229 on the 2nd floor of the library during the first week of the semester, if not earlier.
Beth will send an email announcement to the class roster, without identifying the student, to recruit a volunteer to serve as the note taker. If there is difficulty in identifying a volunteer, Beth will contact the professor to ask for a recommendation and/or assistance.
Details for procedures and expectations are discussed with the note-taker.
The note-taker will then make copies of their notes at least twice a week in the Copy Center in the basement of Towers Hall.
The notes will be left in a bin with the name of the class and the professor’s name on them. Students should retrieve their notes as often as possible.
The note-taker is paid by Disability Services.
We do not identify the student to the note-taker without permission.
If there are any concerns or if problems with the quality and consistency of the notes, students should contact Beth as soon as possible.
If students do not pick up their notes after 2 weeks, Beth will contact them. Students may need to meet with Beth or the DS Coordinator to continue to receive copies of notes.