Upcoming Events

**Please note: All events are remote unless otherwise indicated**

June

EFOL – Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning

May 17th–June 20th

We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to learn how to successfully design and facilitate online courses. We are offering a paced, asynchronous online course entitled Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning (EFOL) for you to experience online learning from the perspective of a learner as you work through your initial course design aspects. This five-week online course for faculty is intended to support the development of the highest-quality online courses. Completion of this course is required before building or teaching an online course at Mines in order to meet our regional accreditation regulations. Please see further information about the course in the Info/Registration link.

Engineering Learning Guide Workshop Series, Summer I

Main workshops: June 8–10 9:00AM–3:00PM

Follow-up mini-workshops: June 15–17 9:00AM–noon

Are you interested in learning how to design or re-design a course? Would you like to know more about the Engineering Learning Framework for excellent and effective teaching at Mines? The Trefny Center will be offering a workshop series for faculty that introduces and utilizes our new Engineering Learning Guide.

  • Articulate your Course
  • Designing Course-Level Learning Outcomes
  • Planning for Summative Assessments

We encourage participants to attend all three workshops in the series as well as the follow-up mini workshops; each will build on and require completed work from previous sessions. Professional Development funds available for qualified participants. The application submission deadline is 5pm on Monday May 10th, 2021. Space is limited so complete your application soon!

Fall 2021

August

Engineering Learning Guide Workshop Series, Summer II

Main workshops: August 3–5 9:00AM–3:00PM

Follow-up mini-workshops: August 10–12 9:00AM–noon

Are you interested in learning how to design or re-design a course? Would you like to know more about the Engineering Learning Framework for excellent and effective teaching at Mines? The Trefny Center will be offering a workshop series for faculty that introduces and utilizes our new Engineering Learning Guide.

  • Articulate your Course
  • Designing Course-Level Learning Outcomes
  • Planning for Summative Assessments

We encourage participants to attend all three workshops in the series as well as the follow-up mini workshops; each will build on and require completed work from previous sessions. Professional Development funds available for qualified participants. The application submission deadline is 5pm on Monday May 10th, 2021. Space is limited so complete your application soon!

Teaching with a Heart Workshop Series

4-part series: August 3, 5, 10 and 12  

6:00–7:30PM

Facilitators: Roel Snieder, Cynthia James, Qin Zhu

Do you seek to create a caring classroom environment and bring your full personality into your teaching? This workshop series for teachers in higher education helps you reflect on the values you bring to the classroom as a flesh-and-blood and caring person and lets you discover how to best support students by bringing a loving and heart-filled mindset to your classes. Registration due by July 3; limited to 20 participants. Please contact Roel at rsnieder@mines.edu with questions.

Trefny cross-posted.

Piazza Tutorial – ITS

Tuesday August 17th

11:00–12:00PM

In preparation for Fall 2021, Mines has purchased a 1 year campus-wide contract for Piazza—a question and answer platform that that allows students to collaborate with their peers and instructors any time.  During these sessions, the Piazza team will provide faculty an overview of Piazza and share use cases where other instructors have utilized Piazza successfully. Each session will be approximately 1 hour long and will include a demo of Piazza and provide time for questions/answers. Some features we review in our demos:

  • Wiki-style formatting enables collaboration in a single space
  • Anonymous posting encourages every student, even the shyest, to participate
  • Instructors endorse student answers to keep the class on track
  • Features a LaTeX editor, highlighted syntax and code blocking
  • Detailed statistics to help track student engagement

Piazza Tutorial – ITS

Thursday August 19th

11:00–12:00PM

In preparation for Fall 2021, Mines has purchased a 1 year campus-wide contract for Piazza—a question and answer platform that that allows students to collaborate with their peers and instructors any time.  During these sessions, the Piazza team will provide faculty an overview of Piazza and share use cases where other instructors have utilized Piazza successfully. Each session will be approximately 1 hour long and will include a demo of Piazza and provide time for questions/answers. Some features we review in our demos:

  • Wiki-style formatting enables collaboration in a single space
  • Anonymous posting encourages every student, even the shyest, to participate
  • Instructors endorse student answers to keep the class on track
  • Features a LaTeX editor, highlighted syntax and code blocking
  • Detailed statistics to help track student engagement

October

EFOL – Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning

October 4th–November 7th

We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to learn how to successfully design and facilitate online courses. We are offering a paced, asynchronous online course entitled Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning (EFOL) for you to experience online learning from the perspective of a learner as you work through your initial course design aspects. This five-week online course for faculty is intended to support the development of the highest-quality online courses. Completion of this course is required before building or teaching an online course at Mines in order to meet our regional accreditation regulations. Please see further information about the course in the Info/Registration link.