9.4 Other

9.4.1 Matching Tool

The Speaking Partner Matching Tool is a service that matches speaking partner learners with mentors. Speaking partner mentors create a profile online, which then allows them to be matched with a speaking partner learner. More information can be found on the Speaking Partner website.

9.4.2 Matriculates in the BYU-Idaho Online Degree Program

PathwayConnect students who successfully complete the Standard version of PathwayConnect and matriculate into the BYU-Idaho Online Degree Program are expected to serve as a speaking partner mentor when requested to do so by the PathwayConnect Home Office.

9.4.3 Unable to Find a Partner

PathwayConnect L version students or ENG 106 students who have not found or have not been assigned a partner by three weeks into the semester (or the beginning of Lesson 3 in their course) must email pathwaysupport@byui.edu detailing the specifics of the situation. If there are no available partners, an alternate assignment may be provided.

9.4.4 Alternate Assignments and Exemptions

Alternate assignments are available for students participating as either a mentor or learner who cannot reasonably complete the speaking partner assignment. The Pathway Support Center will determine whether a student is eligible for an alternate assignment.

L Version Students

Two forms of alternate assignments are available for a speaking partner learner:

Temporary alternate assignment: intended to replace the speaking partner appointment for a single week when the mentor does not attend a scheduled appointment. The learner must contact the Pathway Support Center within 48 hours to qualify for and receive a temporary alternate assignment. Learners are not granted an alternate assignment if they missed a speaking partner appointment through their own fault or due to circumstances that could have reasonably been avoided.

Permanent alternate assignment: intended to replace an entire semester of speaking partner assignments. The learner must contact the Pathway Support Center to qualify for and receive a permanent alternate assignment. Learners are not granted an alternate assignment unless circumstances make the ability of the student to complete the speaking partner assignments unreasonable.

ENG 106 Students

A permanent alternate assignment is available for ENG 106 speaking partner mentors:

ENG 106 students must contact the Pathway Support Center to qualify for and receive a permanent alternate assignment. ENG 106 students are not granted this exception unless circumstances make the ability to complete the speaking partner assignments unreasonable.

9.4.5 Missed Appointments

If a speaking partner mentor or learner misses two appointments in a single semester, it is the responsibility of the non-offending party to contact the Pathway Support Center. In these situations, the non-offender may be reassigned to a new partner and/or given alternate assignments (does not apply to volunteers).

9.4.6 Support

All queries about the content and experience of the Speaking Partner Program can only be dealt with when a speaking partner participant contacts the Pathway Support Center.