Key Steps for Note-Takers

Once you have agreed to be a notetaker for a student in your class, your first step is to view the training video which covers guidelines, expectations and requirements of being a note-taker plus compensation information. This will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Notetaker Training Video - Click to watch

Step 2 - complete the Note-Taker Agreement Form for each class  you are taking notes in.

Step 3 - If you have never received a paycheck from Madison College you will need to complete new hire paperwork which can be downloaded from the Attachments tab of the training video above or found on this page.

Paperwork should be submitted to Disability Resource Services, located inside the Student Development Center (SDC), room D1618 at the Truax campus, D116 at the Downtown campus or the main office at other campuses.

Key Points

  • Attend all classes
  • Provide notes to the student receiving note-taking services in a timely fashion
  • Make sure your notes are clear and concise
  • If a notetaker is taking notes for more than 1 student in the same class, he/she may photocopy notes in the duplicating center in room B2275 at the Truax campus or room D127 at the Downtown campus using a copier code provided by Disability Resource Services - this code is monitored so please do not abuse it
  • Notify the student 24 hours in advance when unable to attend class and/or find a replacement note-taker

New Payment Information - Effective Summer 2013

  • If you, the notetaker, drops the class at any point, you will not receive payment
  • If the student you are taking notes for drops the class prior to the 50% point, you will not receive payment
  • If the student you are taking notes for drops the class after the 50% point, you will receive full payment

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the program coordinator at or call (608) 246-6716.