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It is entirely up to you if you want to use your note taking accommodation. If you do not want one, you will want to hold on to the note-taking announcement sheets (take them off of your INF), otherwise your instructor will probably make the announcement that a note-taker is needed in your class.
Please make sure you indicate which classes in which a note-taker is needed on your note-taking contract. Also, have your instructor make the note-taking announcement several times in the class where you want to use a note-taker. Do not give the note-taking announcement to the instructors in the classes where you do not want them. You must also inform ADRC so we can enter this important info into our database.
It is your responsibility to remind the instructor that an announcement should be made several times to the entire class. It may be helpful to e-mail the instructor or remind them before a class starts. Remember, that your instructor probably has a lot on their mind and may be receiving many requests… If after you remind your instructor a couple of times and nothing is done, please come to ADRC and we will reach out to the instructor.
There are a few reasons you may not have them yet…
Note: Finding a note-taker can be a process that takes time. Your patience is appreciated.
Sometimes note-takers drop the class without letting anyone know. Sometimes something personal happens to the note-taker... if you haven’t seen your note-taker in class, or have noticed you are not receiving notes like you used to, first e-mail and request the notes from your note-taker. If you still do not receive notes, come to ADRC and we will look into this. If necessary, we may have to search for a new note-taker.
Note: Please make sure you are searching for your notes in the correct e-mail account.
If you have the accommodation of a note-taker, it is your responsibility to be at class on time and to be taking notes to the best of your ability (unless you have discussed something otherwise with ADRC). If you are not, and we hear from your instructor or note-taker, you will lose your note-taker.
First, make sure you check all of your incoming e-mails (in your CLC account) including the spam, junk and clutter. If you do not see anything, then come to ADRC and we can make sure we have a note-taker secure in the database. If we do, we can reach out to your note-taker. If we do not, we can start looking for one.
They are typically attached to the INF. If you are needing more, please come to ADRC.
Notify ADRC as soon as possible and provide a copy of the notes provided to you. We’d be happy to look them over and decide whether a new note-taker is necessary.
A note-taker is not required to type their notes (unless a request has been approved in ADRC).
All CLC students must use their CLC e-mail to interact with school personnel, including note-takers (unless there is a special circumstance which would be discussed at INF meeting). If you do not know your CLC user name or password to get into your e-mail-you will need to speak to IT or admissions personnel to get the assistance you need. It is very important that you know how to log in and use your CLC e-mail.
There are many different ways notes can be sent. Scanning and e-mailing is free, as well as taking pictures on cell phones and e-mailing. If you are wanting a copy of the notes on the copy machine, you will need to pay for those copies. It is not the responsibility of your note-taker to pay for them.
Getting information from the class lecture (written or verbally presented in class) down and sent to you within 24 hours. The note-taker is not responsible for book notes, homework assignments, or tutoring of any kind.
Yes, all of these situations require ADRC to make a change on your INF -- this will also impact note-taking. Please let us know as soon as anything changes to your schedule. Know that any changes you make may delay finding a note-taker.
You may or may not have that option. Please come and speak to someone in ADRC right away. If a note-taker is already secure in the database, we will need to use that note-taker.
Note: An in-class note-taker can take notes for up to 4 students in any given class.
Just because you do not care for your note-taker, does not warrant finding someone new. If you are receiving legible notes that are pulled from the class lecture, that are sent in a timely manner, then you probably have a decent note-taker (unless they are being rude or behaving badly, then come to our office to report it). Remember, the note-taker may be taking notes for more than just you, so if there are no complaints, it is unlikely that we are able to make a change.
If the notes are from lecture, are legible, and are sent to you in a timely manner (these are our expectations of the note-taker) this is a good thing. However, if you feel that you do not understand the content discussed in class, please talk to your instructor. Instructors have office hours in which they set aside time to talk to students about their questions or concerns about the class material.
Some instructors literally give you all of the information that you will need for the class on PowerPoint and/or Canvas. So in cases such as this, you may not receive notes.
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