Notetaking accommodations* are available for qualified students with disabilities to ensure equal access to class information. Thank You for applying to be a notetaker for a student registered with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC). Your service is greatly appreciated by both the student receiving notes as well as ARC.
You may Volunteer your time and receive a certificate from ARC verifying the number of class credit hours for which you volunteered, or you may Receive a Stipend ($40 per credit hour, with an additional credit hour available when a notetaker takes notes for more than one ARC student in the same class).
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Looks great on a resume and demonstrates your commitment to seeing a task through.
- Potential employers recognize the level of responsibility involved in your volunteer service.
- ARC notetakers report taking better notes because they are aware that someone else is depending on them.
*A notetaking accommodation is not a substitute for a student’s class attendance.
To Receive a Stipend, follow the directions in Step 2 below.
Application Process for Notetakers
STEP 1: Complete the online application (you will be asked to enter your PantherID and password).
STEP 2: Complete the online orientation and quiz. If you would like to volunteer your time, continue to Step 3. If you would like to receive a stipend for your time, complete and submit employment paperwork, then proceed to Step 3.
STEP 3: Request a notetaking assignment in ARConnect by clicking the Manage Classes & Upload Notes button below.
Request Class Assignments and Upload Notes
UWM student notetakers can request notetaking assignments and upload notes for assigned classes by clicking “Manage Classes & Upload Notes.” You can view a tip sheet that explains how to “Request a Notetaking Assignment.” Notes must be uploaded through ARConnect in an electronic format (e.g. Word doc or PDF) through ARConnect within 24 hours of the completion of a class in order to receive volunteer credit or a stipend.
Tips on recording and scanning notes can be found under Notetaker Resources.