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Note Taker FAQ

What is a note taker?

Note takers are students who are paid to share their legible, accurate, and comprehensive class notes with another student or students. The note taker provides the recipient with a copy (ideally in e-format unless otherwise requested) of the class notes—no later than 24 hours after the class has occurred.

Note taking services are authorized for students whose disability affects independent note taking in the classroom. Note taking can be provided by students enrolled in the same class but not the same section of the course.

What are the requirements to be considered for a note taker position?

  • Verification  of overall GPA is 3.0 or higher (attach a copy of current unofficial transcripts to application).
  • Take online note taker training and submit verification of completion (certificate) before start of position.

Your application will not be considered until you have submitted the items above.

What are the obligations of a Note taker?

  • You will be hired as an employee of Mills College, and you will be required to complete the required employment paperwork before you can be considered for this position.
  • Commit to the position for an entire term.
  • Take clear, comprehensive class notes (preferably typed or clearly written if handwriting).
  • Provide a copy of your notes within 24 hours after the class (preferably via email).
  • Answer all clarification questions from the student recipient of your notes.
  • Attend every scheduled class for which you are taking notes.
  • Be responsible for turning in time sheets regularly, to ensure timely payment.
  • If you do not provide quality notes on time on a consistent basis your employment may be terminated.

How will I be compensated?

For each course you take/supply notes, you will be paid two hours per week. These hours should cover any time you utilize to clean up your notes and answer questions from the recipients of your notes. You must submit time sheets in a timely manner, within the pay period in which you have performed the job duties. 
Note: If you are asked to take notes for a class which you are NOT taking for credit, you will be paid for the time you spend in class taking notes.


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Last Updated: 9/26/17