Do I need my professor’s consent to record class lectures?

No, so long as you are enrolled in the class and are recording the lecture for one of the permitted purposes listed in the statute. You have the right to record class lectures for one of three purposes: (1) your own personal educational use; (2) in connection with a complaint to the university; or (3) as evidence in, or preparation for, a civil or criminal proceeding. As long as you are making the recording for one of these purposes, you do not need the faculty member’s consent to record the class lecture. But keep in mind that recordings may not be used to engage in academic dishonesty, or as a substitution for participation in class.