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We at QSAS recognize that there are individual varieties and preferences as to the way materials are presented in class and understand that you as the instructor will know the best route to reach your students.

Please use the templates below as a guide during your approach to recruit volunteers for the Note Taking Program.

OnQ or Course Website Announcement

Accessibility Services (QSAS) needs volunteer note takers for this class.  Volunteer note takers are critical to an inclusive Queen’s by ensuring that students with disabilities have full and equal access to information and materials presented in class.

Expectations of a volunteer note taker:

  • Sign up to be a volunteer for this course
  • Upload copies of your notes to an online module within 24 hours after each class
  • Notes must be:
    • Clearly dated
    • Contains the correct course code (e.g., LAW201 (700) in the title
    • Prepared in a Windows friendly file format (e.g. Microsoft Word or Power Point)
    • Handwritten notes (or handwritten formulas) scanned or pictures taken and uploaded. Each page should be dated and numbered to enhance organization

Students who provide 80% or more of the notes for the course throughout the term will receive a letter of recommendation signed by the Executive Director of Student Wellness Services outlining their exemplary contribution and commitment as a Queen’s volunteer. 

For more information, please visit our website OR contact us at  notetake@queensu.ca.

 

Email Announcement

Dear students,

 

Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) needs volunteer note takers for this class.  Volunteer note takers are critical to an inclusive Queen’s by ensuring that students with disabilities have full and equal access to information and materials presented in class.

Expectations of a volunteer note taker:

  • Sign up to be a volunteer for this course at https://webapp.queensu.ca/ClockWork/user/notetakingnotetakers/default.aspx 
  • Upload copies of your notes to an online module within 24 hours after class
  • Notes must be:
    • Clearly dated
    • Contains the correct course code (e.g., LAW201 (700) in the title
    • Prepared in a Windows friendly file format (e.g., Microsoft Word or Power Point)
    • Handwritten notes (or handwritten formulas) scanned or pictures taken and uploaded. Each page should be dated and numbered to enhance organization

Students who provide 80% or more of the notes for the course throughout the term will receive a letter of recommendation signed by the Executive Director of Student Wellness Services outlining their exemplary contribution and commitment as a Queen’s volunteer. 

 

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/accessibility-services/notetaking OR contact us at  notetake@queensu.ca.

 

Thank you for your continued commitment to making Queen’s and Accessible Campus for all students.

 

Kind regards,

PROFESSOR NAME

 

Verbal (In Class) Announcement

Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) needs volunteer note takers for this class.  Volunteer note takers are critical to an inclusive Queen’s by ensuring that students with disabilities have full and equal access to information and materials presented in class. Provided notes may be type-written or pictures of handwritten notes.

If you are interested please look at the information I posted on the course website (or shared via email). Students Volunteers who show exemplary commitment to the position will also receive a letter of recommendation outlining their assistance at the end of the term.

For more information please contact notetake@queensu.ca 

Power Point Announcement

If you use power point to deliver your material, please consider including the Volunteer Note Taker Request Slide ver 2.1 slide in your lecture to announce to students that a Note Taker is requested for your class.

Other FAQs

Q. I do not believe my course requires note taking. How can I inform the student?

If your course is an instrumental or participatory course, completely online, or you provide complete notes, your students may not require a note taker. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can assist in determining the need of the student. 

 

Q. Why do students require an accommodation for note taking?

If you want to learn more about this accommodation please see our website: http://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/accessibility-services/note-taking