Information for Notetakers


The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is currently seeking a qualified and reliable notetaker for the courses listed below. Notetaking assistance is provided as an accommodation for students whose documented disabilities interfere with their abilities to take notes. Notes provided are for a student’s personal study use only and are not to be shared with other individuals. This service is provided as a necessary academic accommodation and is not considered a substitute for a student’s full participation in each class.

Notetaker Qualifications:

  • Good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for undergraduates; 3.0 or higher for graduates.
  • Regular class attendance.
  • Ability to provide typed and comprehensive notes (for class notes that include diagrams or formulas, notes with legible handwriting may be scanned at the CSD and uploaded as a PDF document).
  • Notes must be uploaded to the CSD Notetaking website within 24 hours after each class (during intersession and summer courses, notes must be uploaded within 5 hours after each class when feasible).

If you are currently enrolled in one or more classes with the same course and section number that are listed below, and you meet all of the required qualifications above, please come to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) located in the Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204, as soon as possible to complete the necessary paperwork. You will also receive information regarding requirements and guidelines for taking good notes, uploading notes to the CSD Notetaking website, and payment for this service. The hiring process for this position is based on a first come, first-served basis, availability of open positions, and satisfying the job qualifications listed above.

Classes Still Requiring a Notetaker

Be sure to check the section number!

Don’t see a class you are currently taking? The list will be updated daily, so check back often for new availability.

Guidelines for Taking Effective Notes

  1. Attend each class; if for any reason you cannot attend a specific class, it is your responsibility to obtain the missed notes.
  2. Sit in front of the class in order to concentrate on the instructor and limit other distractions.
  3. Headings – title each file/set of notes using the following format: ANTH 1001.003 (8-29-16).doc (or .docx).
  4. If notes are multiple pages, include page numbers at the top of each page (e.g., Page 1 of 4, Page 2 of 4, etc.).
  5. Notes should include all learning points as well as other important information such as major topics or themes, assignments, class announcements and test/quiz/project due dates.
  6. Skip lines between ideas – do not crowd a lot on one page.
  7. Mark important information – use boxes, stars, underlining, bolding, etc. to distinguish important information.
  8. References – if the instructor refers to a textbook, video or other source, make it clear (e.g., instructor referred to page 125 in textbook for additional info).
  9. Charts, diagrams and drawings – make sure you label diagrams correctly.
  10. Indicate speakers – note if a comment in the notes came from someone else besides the instructor.
  11. Abbreviations – if you use abbreviations, be sure to indicate what they stand for (e.g., gov’t = government).
  12. All class notes must be typed before they are uploaded to the CSD Notetaking website. For notes that include diagrams, formulas or information that is not conducive to a typed form (e.g., MATH, CHEM), notes with legible handwriting may be scanned and uploaded as a PDF document. Scanners are available at the CSD.
  13. Upload notes to the CSD Notetaking website within 24 hours of every class. If class notes are submitted after the 24-hour period, you may not receive payment.
  14. Contact the CSD at csdnotetaking@uconn.edu as soon as possible if you can no longer keep your commitment as a notetaker.

Procedure for Uploading Notes to the CSD Notetaking Website

    1. Open up Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox.
    2. Type in the address bar:
      Example: https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/notetaking/CLASS####.##STORRS/
      We recommend that you bookmark your individualized link(s) on your internet browser. You will need to access these every time you upload notes to the CSD Notetaking website.
    3. Enter your NetID and Password.
    4. Once you are logged in, click Choose file.Step 4: Once you are logged in, click Choose file
    5. Browse for your class notes file on your computer and click Open to continue.
      Step 5: Browse for your class notes file on your computer and click Open to continue.
    6. Click the Upload File button.Step 6: Click the Upload File button.
    7. If your file appears on the list at the bottom of the page, your upload was successful.
    8. Repeat steps 1-7 each time you need to upload notes for your class.

***If you experience any difficulties, please contact the CSD Notetaking Team at csdnotetaking@uconn.edu.

Notetaking Payment Information

  • In order to receive payment for providing notes, notetakers must first complete employment paperwork at the Center for Students with Disabilities, located on the second floor of the Wilbur Cross Building. Requirements include:

    • CT and Federal W4 Forms (income tax forms) – provided to you by the CSD
    • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form – to be completed at Student Employment

  • ***Payment*** – Note takers will be paid as follows:

    • Undergraduate Course – during the fall semester, notetakers will be paid one hour per week at a rate of $15.00 per hour for a total of two hours per pay period (pay periods are in increments of two weeks – see below for dates).
    • Graduate Course – during the fall semester, notetakers will be paid one hour per week at a rate of $20.00 per hour for a total of two hours per pay period (pay periods are in increments of two weeks – see below for dates).

(For summer and intersession courses, notetakers will be paid one hour for every three hours of class).

  • The CSD will enter the appropriate hours per pay period (per course) directly into the payroll system as follows:
    Pay Period Dates Hours per pay period
    1 1/6/2017-1/19/2017 1
    2 1/20/2017-2/2/2017 2
    3 2/3/2017-2/16/2017 2
    4 2/17/2017-3/2/2017 2
    5 3/3/2017-3/16/2017 1
    6 3/17/2017-3/30/2017 2
    7 3/31/2017-4/13/2017 2
    8 4/14/2017-4/28/2017 2
  • Once notetakers are approved to work by Student Employment, they will receive payment on a bi-weekly basis two weeks after the end of the payroll period in which the notetaker worked. New student notetakers may wait up to 6 weeks to receive the first check due to processing requirements.
  • Checks will be available for pick up at the CSD on Thursdays after 2:00 p.m. on the pay period end date (please see above for pay period end dates). Notetakers are encouraged to use direct deposit to receive payment.  A direct deposit form is included in this packet or available on the University’s Payroll website at: http://www.payroll.uconn.edu/PY/forms/Direct_Deposit_Authorization_Agreement.pdf.

    • If you currently use direct deposit, please note you will no longer receive a paper copy of your check stub. Paycheck information is now accessible online through the State of Connecticut Core-CT Portal.  Information regarding this system is available on the University’s Payroll website at: http://payroll.uconn.edu/PY/ePay/ePay.html.

  • If you are currently employed in another department on campus, payment for notetaking assistance will be combined with the check you already receive from your first employer.