The Trefny Center offers a range of programming around topics in teaching and learning. Please see below for a list of our upcoming workshops and other gatherings!
End of the Year Showcase
Tuesday, April 23rd | 3:00-5:00 pm
Student Center Ballrooms D & E
We are currently piloting a year-long learning program for graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing a teaching career in higher education. Participants in the College Teaching Certificate (CTC) program have been developing their own original syllabi, engaging in peer observations, and exploring topics in teaching and learning. We invite all Mines faculty, staff, and graduate students to join us for our End of the Year Showcase, where CTC participants will showcase their work in the program. We’ll have multimodal presentations on topics in teaching and learning, gallery walks, and our Graduate Teaching Fellows will present on their professional development projects on topics including mastery-based testing, prison education programs, mentorship and learning in research lab settings, ethics in Computer Science education, and more!
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided!
Alternative Grading Intensive
Monday, May 20th – Wednesday, May 22nd | 9:00 AM – 3:00 pm
Interested in implementing a new approach to grading and assessment in your course? Whether you are completely new to the idea of “ungrading” or have been implementing alternative grading methods for years, please join us for this three-day summer intensive! The intensive will equip you with frameworks for alternative assessment, foster cross-departmental and candid conversations about grades, participation, rubrics, and feedback, and provide you with ample time and space to develop alternative grading methods for your own course. Participants will receive $1500 for their completion of the intensive.
Space is limited! Applications are due by March 25th, 2024.
Fall 2023 Event Recordings
Student Panel: What Mines Students Think of Generative AI and their Learning
Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 (90 minutes)
Event Description: How are Mines students thinking about and using generative AI in the classroom? How do they see it impacting their learning? Join us for this virtual webinar to hear perspectives from a panel of Mines undergraduates and graduate students. You’ll have a chance to ask our student panelists questions during the live Q&A!
Student Panel: Accessibility on Campus from the Student Perspective
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 (90 minutes)
Event Description: What accessibility challenges have students faced in their courses and on campus? What strategies can faculty incorporate to make their courses more accessible to all students? A panel of students who have a disability will share their experiences and ways that faculty can support their learning. You’ll have a chance to hear from all panelists, as well as ask more specific questions during breakout groups.