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How the DRC Finds Notetakers

Notetaking Timeline

1st: Student places a request for a volunteer notetaker in AIM (“AIM” is the “Student Accommodations” portal).  

  • Requests made before the quarter begins - classmates will be emailed before the first day of classes, asking them to be a volunteer notetaker. 
  • Requests made after classes have begun - classmates will be emailed within 2 weekdays of the request, asking them to be a volunteer notetaker. 
  • Students should consider contacting their Access Specialist to learn about the following options that could support notetaking until a volunteer is found: Livescribe smartpen, Sonocent Audio Notetaker, and OneNote. You can also learn more about these tech options by visiting Notetaking Technology Comparison
  • Know that we begin looking for notetakers from the moment you put in your request. If you receive an email asking you to confirm your request, you must respond as soon as possible. 

2nd: If a volunteer notetaker has not been found by the end of the first week of the quarter, DRC will immediately send out a 2nd email to classmates, asking them to volunteer.* 
3rd: If a volunteer notetaker has not been found by the end of the second week of the quarter, the DRC will place an ad in the Mustang Daily for a paid notetaker position.* 

Please reach out to your Access Specialist about any concerns you may have regarding your notetaking needs.

*For students who make a request after the term has begun, they should expect to to be matched with a notetaker within 10 weekdays of their request. 

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Phone: 805-756-1395
Fax: 805-756-5451
Email: drc@calpoly.edu

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