TEACHING EXCELLENCE NETWORK (TEN)


Ten Side BannerWHAT IS TEACHING EXCELLENCE NETWORK (TEN)?

Teaching Excellence Network (TEN) is a survey platform and feedback tool that aligns the voices of educators and students to build community responsive schools.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Teaching Excellence Network (TEN) will provide a series of workshops and evaluative tools that support these equity professional development needs. TEN's workshops provide faculty with an understanding of their students' priorities to support their own success: a workshop that trains faculty on the philosophy of equity, a workshop to examine the faculty and student priority surveys, and a workshop for faculty to develop their own personal professional development plan. 

TEN's workshops and surveys also support the college to identify further professional development needs by:

  • making their preferences and needs known;
  • providing real-time, individual feedback to teachers regarding their priorities; and
  • supporting teachers in collecting and collaboratively translating that information into day to day, culturally and community responsive, equitable and engaged practice.

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PRIORITIES SURVEY

TEN uses a priorities survey that is powered by the Community Responsive Index of Teacher Qualities (CRITQ). It is comprised of 52 qualities of effective teaching, sorted into 3 domains (relationships, responsibility, and relevance). These qualities were culled from an extensive review of the research on successful instructors. Each stakeholder takes the same survey, choosing 7 qualities per domain that they believe are most important for instructors at their school. On average, the Priorities Survey takes 9 minutes to complete.

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INSTRUCTOR FEEDBACK LOOP

Results from the Priorities Survey are funneled through our equity algorithm to reveal a unique set of 12 priorities (4 for each domain). These priorities are the basis for  feedback loops. On average, the Feedback Loop takes 12 minutes to complete.

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 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Instructors in the DVC TEN program use the information from their feedback loop to explore responsive professional development practices that are based on the priority surveys from both instructors and students. 

Our goal is to improve student experience and success.