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 Dr. Mirna Mattjik!

Dr. 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...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

As marked by Mines’ senior leadership: “It has been difficult to watch and to process—the wrongness of the death, the intense anger and emotion of the protestors and the widely varying responses of our elected leaders.  Events like this and others over the past few...
Two new publications!

Two new publications!

The Trefny Center is proud to share the release of two new publications. Both result from course (re)design efforts at Mines spanning faculty reflections on the process (It’s been a while) to identifying factors for successful implementation of active learning...