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,...

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...