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Journal Club: Sociotechnical Thinking

Journal Club: Sociotechnical Thinking

The Trefny Center is hosting a monthly journal club where we can discuss research related to teaching and learning and the implications of that research for the classroom. Keep reading for more information about our September meeting!  Date: September 22, 2022  Time:...

Trefny Center Journal Club – Funds of Knowledge

Trefny Center Journal Club – Funds of Knowledge

The Trefny Center is hosting a monthly journal club where we can discuss research related to teaching and learning and the implications for the classroom. Keep reading for more information about our April meeting!  Date: April 19, 2022  Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM ...

Journal Club – High Structure Course Design

Journal Club – High Structure Course Design

The Trefny Center is hosting a monthly journal club where we can discuss research related to teaching and learning and the implications for the classroom. Keep reading for more information about our March meeting!  Date: March 15, 2022  Time: 10 – 11 AM  Location:...

Journal Club – Metacognition

Journal Club – Metacognition

The Trefny Center is excited to announce that we are hosting a monthly journal club where we can discuss research related to teaching and learning and the implications for the classroom. Keep reading for more information about our first meeting!  Date: Feb 22, 2022 ...

Get a jumpstart on the semester!

Get a jumpstart on the semester!

As we come to the close of the fall semester, we hope that you all have a chance to rest and recharge. When you begin to prepare for the spring semester, the Trefny Center is here to help. Here are several resources to help you get a jumpstart on the spring semester....

Should Common Exams at Mines Go Away?

Out-of-class or evening common exams have been a fixture of large-format introductory courses at Mines for many years. Recently (FA 2021), campus has started discussing whether or not Mines should re-think policies on common exams. This topic is complex and nuanced....

Rubrics: An unexpected tool for mitigating bias?

The Mines DI&A initiative has raised awareness in our community of the numerous biases we have that affect our students, staff, and faculty colleagues. You have likely attended a training on understanding implicit bias or minimizing micro-aggressions, participated...

Pandemic Teaching: The Trefny Center Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Challenges In March 2020, the Colorado School of Mines campus experienced a rapid shift from in-person instruction to remote learning as the COVID-19 pandemic precipitated an immediate response. This novel magnitude of operational and instructional change...

Mines DIA Symposium

Mines DIA Symposium

Today, an impressive number of faculty, staff, and students are joining the Zoom format of the annual Diversity, Inclusion and Access Symposium. The DIA initiative at Mines has been running strong since it's inception in 2019. Under the leadership of Amy Landis, Civil...

Congratulations Prof. Mirna Mattjik!

Prof. Mirna Mattjik has received a Faculty Innovation Fellowship from Standford University. Communications director, Laurie Moore, says, This work builds on her role as Faculty Champion of Mines' student University Innovation Fellows, a program of Stanford...

TREFNY IN THE NEWS

Mines and the Trefny Center in TopCast Podcast
December 2019. In episode 56, “The Last Mile: Getting STEM Online”, Mines Online Program Manager, Dr. Jennifer Veloff, gets a shoutout from the hosts as a colleague who is tackling the challenges of delivering quality STEM courses online.

The Trefny Center and Mines is Featured in Forbes
June 2019. Drs. Barankin, Gardner, and Trefny Center director, Sam Spiegel, share their thoughts on active learning and institutional change around teaching and learning at Mines. 10 Signs Of Progress In Engineering For The Earth, Energy And Environment.

EdSurge News quotes Trefny Center online learning designer
February 2017.  A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask.

Denver Business Journal Spotlights Mines Program to Promote Teaching and Learning
March 2016. Colorado School of Mines slowly starts curriculum overhaul.

Mines Engineering Better Learning
May 2016. Click the link to view the Journal and Press Release for the advent of the Engineering Learning Summer Intensive Course Revision Program: http://www.minesnewsroom.com/press-releases/mines-engineering-better-learning