Audiotaping of Class Lectures

The Office of Disability Services, where appropriate, and subject to the approval of the Dean of the student’s School or College, may recommend that a student with a qualifying disability be permitted to audiotape/audiorecord class lectures as a form of academic accommodation. Use of the accommodation of audiotaping class lectures is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Recordings of class lectures are only for the student’s personal use in study and preparation related to the class.
  2. The student may not share these recordings with any other person, whether or not that person is in his/her class.
  3. The student acknowledges that the recordings are sources, the use of which in any academic work is governed by rules of academic conduct for his or her School or College.
  4. The student agrees to destroy any recordings that were made when they are no longer needed for his/her academic work.

Students who have been granted permission to audiotape/audiorecord class lectures as an accommodation must agree in writing to abide by each of these provisions.

Please contact Disability Services for more information.

Students will be required to sign the following Agreement Regarding Audiotaping of Class Lectures

Boston University Disability Services has recommended that I [name of student] be permitted to audiotape/audiorecord certain class lectures as a form of academic accommodation. As a condition of using the accommodation of audiotaping class lectures, I hereby agree to the following:

  1. I will use recordings of class lectures solely for my personal use in study and preparation related to the class.
  2. I will not share these recordings with any other person, whether or not that person is in my class.
  3. I acknowledge that the recordings are sources, the use of which in any academic work is governed by rules of academic conduct for my School or College.
  4. I will destroy any recordings that I was permitted to make when I no longer need them for my academic work.
  5. I understand that failure to abide by these provisions may result in loss of permission to audiotape/audiorecord class lectures.