The purpose of this initiative is to provide focused time for a cohort of faculty to learn, work both collaboratively and independently to focus on their teaching, learn new pedagogy techniques and course design theory, and to significantly revise a course that will be taught by the faculty member during the 2018/19 school year. The overall intent is to significantly enhance the teaching and learning at Mines systemically.  

Each faculty member will be provided one-month of support (salary for the full month = 22 days of salary) in July/August 2018 to participate in this intense learning and working session. This summer session will include classes, readings, and time to work alongside pedagogy and curriculum experts as faculty design or revise a targeted course. There will also be intentional breaks woven in to the schedule to allow you to pause and apply the new learning to your own teaching plans.  You will be expected to participate in workshop and collaborative activities scheduled during the program, and to have the course revisions ready before the start of the semester in August 2018.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 6, 2017 before 12:00 pm (noon) Mountain Time

Download and review the program description & calendar before applying. You can download a PDF of the application so you can review the questions in advance, but you must complete the online application to apply. 

Be sure to discuss your participation in the program with your Department Head.

Calendar of Responsibilities for all Cohort Members
July 9 –  August 3, 2018

  1. Participate in pedagogy workshops, and final Showcase event. A detailed schedule and agenda is available to download at The workshops will be more intensive during the first weeks to build the foundation for the course revisions. You are expected to actively participate in all sessions, including PLC meetings during the school year.
  2. Participate in collaborative sessions to review other course designs as well as to both receive and provide feedback to colleagues.
  3. Significantly revise a course. The course revisions may include shifts in learning goals, activities, teaching methods and course delivery, and/or evaluations. The course revisions will be documented and shared.

August 4 - August 10, 2018

  1. Continue to work on course revisions. Trefny Center faculty and the HIVE will be available for support.
  2. Submit refined course revision poster by 5:00 pm August 7, 2018.
  3. Participate in the Engineering Learning Conference and Cohort Poster Session on August 15, 2018.

2018-2019 Academic Year

  1. Participate in Observation & Feedback sessions
  2. Participate in monthly Professional Learning Community meetings
  3. Prepare a paper describing revision process that you undertook for your particular course of study, lessons learned, and possibly the outcomes of the revisions. The paper should be of a quality to be submitted to a professional conference or publication. Submit the paper no later than June 30, 2019.


Intensive Course Revision Initiative