Disability Support Services

Division of Student Services

Paid Student Note Takers

If you are interested in becoming a paid note taker through Disability Support Services, please carefully read the information below and then fill out the form linked to at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our note taking coordinator.

The Note Taker Position

Students at Reed with documented disabilities can receive a variety of accommodations, which are granted on a case-by-case basis.  A common accommodation gives the student access to notes taken in class by a fellow student.  In these cases, the Disability Support Services department hires a student in the class to attend every class meeting, take good notes, and then digitally scan and upload them.  To preserve the confidentiality of the student receiving the notes, the scanned notes are typically uploaded to a dedicated note-sharing Moodle.  In exchange for this work, the note taker is paid a stipend of $150 for the semester.

More information about the position can be found in the Note Taker Handbook.

Becoming a Note Taker

If you are interested in becoming a paid note taker, the first step is to complete the form linked to below, which asks you to list your courses for the upcoming semester.  If a student in one of your courses receives a note-taking accommodation, we may contact you to begin the hiring and training process.  Please note that submitting this form is not a formal commitment on your part, but only a statement of interest in potentially becoming a paid note taker in the future.  Similarly, we are unable to guarantee that everybody who submits a form will be hired.  

Click here to access the Spring 2014 Note Taker Interest Form.  (If you are unable to access it, try logging out of your personal Google account and then logging in with a Reed account.)