Become a Notetaker

Peer note-takers are students who are paid to take legible, accurate and comprehensive notes in a course for which they may or may not be registered. To be eligible for student work, students must either be enrolled in courses or on a scheduled leave term.

Requirements and Process

Each term we are looking for students to provide complete, organized, and neat notes to qualifying students with disabilities. Beginning summer 2020, we will be using an online database (A11y), where students can express interest in being a note-taker for the courses they are enrolled in, and share their notes via the same notetaker portal. Please login in to share your enrolled courses that you'd like to be considered. Selected candidates will be notified via their Dartmouth email address. If you aren't able to enter the next term's courses, you may need to wait until the desired term begins or is about to begin.bIf you are unable to login to the A11y portal, please let us know and we can add your profile.

Applicant Requirements

  • Have an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Take clear, comprehensive notes (using legible handwriting or by typing).
  • Email Notetaking with two samples of notes as a Word or PDF file (preferably from classes similar to the one for which you are applying). If you have previously worked for us as a note-taker, we will use those notes as your sample notes.
  • Able to commit to providing notes for all live/synchronous sessions of course.
  • Remote position open to eligible students: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, EAD holders, and international students with an F-1 or J-1 immigration status.

Note: Applying does not guarantee a notetaking position. It allows us to match incoming requests to students who are interested and qualified.

Hired students will be expected to complete the Canvas training course that highlights our protocols and expectations. The Canvas site will also have the appropriate forms for student employees to complete. All new and previously employed note-takers will need to complete this course, as there are many changes and required forms for all employees.

 

Compensation

To adhere to best practices in the disability field, SAS will begin paying enrolled note-takers differently beginning summer 2020 term. Enrolled note-takers will be paid $7.75 per hour with a 2% increase each term, and non-enrolled note-takers will earn $8.25 per hour and a 2% increase each term. If you have previously worked for SAS as a note-taker, we will use that to calculate your increased rate for the next term of employment.

Enrolled note-takers (JOBNET C13969) will still be using Kronos to record time for training sessions, but will now be expected to record the time spent reviewing and editing notes outside of the class period. This will help us with ensuring that students receive accurate, complete, and organized notes. This will be recorded as up to 30 minutes of work per course each week.

Students that are working as non-enrolled note-taker (C3853) will still track the entire class period spent taking notes as it is a shift and not for credit. Non-enrolled note-takers will also track the additional time spent revising notes up to 1/2 hour per course each week. Non-enrolled status will still have a starting rate of $8.25 per hour and will also see a 2% raise each term worked. Employment as an enrolled or a non-enrolled note-taker will contribute to the raise each term, and it will be reflected based on which position they are working each term.