What is a Notetaker?

Accessibility Resources Notetakers

Accessibility Resources coordinates a notetaker program for qualified students who have requested and been approved for this support service (i.e. students with hearing loss, learning disabilities, attention disorders, physical limitations, etc.). The notetaking program is designed to ensure that students have equal access and are not at an academic disadvantage. Notetaking services also meet the requirements of both federal law and the Minnesota State University Mankato policy for qualified students.

A notetaker is a student who volunteers to make copies of their own class lecture notes and provides them to the qualified student. To be a notetaker you must be enrolled in the class for which the request for a notetaker was placed. You also must have received the Class Announcement from the professor and complete a short training module. 

Serving as a notetaker is a great opportunity for you to receive a small stipend, to gain volunteer experience for an academic program or major, and to add to your resume. At the end of the semester, you will receive a stipend of $25 per credit number of the course and/or a letter of Recognition for Volunteer Service.

If you received the Class Announcement and have questions about being a notetaker, please contact Accessibility Resources at ar@mnsu.edu or 507-389-2825.