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.

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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.

Once your application is complete, check out the Notetaker Responsibilities, Notetaker Resources, and Tips for Good Notetaking.

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.

Manage Classes & Upload Notes