Access Center

Student Responsibilities

  1. Register with the Access Center to receive services.

  2. Meet with Access Advisor to discuss notetaking needs.

  3. Decide, with an Access Advisor, what method of notetaking support is best:

    1. Receive notes from a classmate (arranged by student).

    2. Receive instructor materials presented in class (powerpoints, handouts, instructor notes, if available). This method requires a discussion with instructor re: transmission.

    3. Audio recorder

    4. Transcription services (arranged by Access Center)

    5. SmartPen (arranged by Access Center)

    6. Notetaker (arranged by Access Center)

  4. Read, understand and sign Notetaking Policies and Procedures; Student Responsibilities, and Course Content and Materials Usage Agreement forms. These will be available through MyAccess.

  5. Watch for communication from the Notetaking Coordinator with the name and contact information of the notetaker, once a volunteer has been located.

  6. Contact notetaker or notetaking coordinator to arrange a meeting.

  7. Meet with notetaker or notetaking coordinator. Purpose of this meeting is to:

    1. Exchange contact information (if needed)

    2. Discuss notetaking format (outline/Cornell/ etc.)

    3. Discuss transmission methods:

      1. Electronic (typed) or Scanned (PDF) and uploaded into MyAccess

      2. Pressure sensitive paper

  8. Attend class to receive notes.

  9. Contact Notetaking Coordinator or Access Advisor immediately when issues arise with notetaking accommodations.

    1. Examples: if instructor does not read notetaker request announcement within one week; no communication from Notetaking Coordinator within a week after instructor announcement; no notes within 24 hours.


NOTE: Student will be held responsible under the Academic Integrity Policies outlined on the Washington State University Dean of Students website if agreement is breached.