Upcoming Events

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

Spring 2021

April

Student Panel – Learning Experiences for Future Careers

Thursday April 22nd

2:00–3:00 PM

Hear from Mines students and recent alumni about the types of learning experiences at Mines that they feel will be or have been most useful for their future careers.

Unhurried Conversation: Authentic Learning at Mines

Thursday April 22nd

7:00–8:00 PM

Join Mines Engineering, Design, and Society department faculty and Stanford Faculty Innovation Candidate Mirna Mattjik for an ‘unhurried’ conversation about authentic learning at Mines. This Trefny endorsed event is an excellent way to extend the conversation about authentic learning from today’s 2–3 PM student panel.

Designing Authentic Assessments Workshop

Tuesday April 27th

10:00–11:00AM

How can assessment items be made more authentic? Join us as we gain hands-on practice sourcing authentic tasks and translating them to course assessments.

WAC with DSS and MTC

Wednesday April 28th

3:00–4:00PM

Join us for Wednesday Afternoon Club, an informal session to catch up with colleagues and friends and share ideas, experiences, opportunities, and challenges! This week we will have a combined session with Disability Support Services and the Mines Testing Center. Bring a beverage and questions!

Brainstorming for Large Classes

Thursday April 29th

8:30–9:30 AM

Idea-sharing and troubleshooting sessions specifically for those teaching large classes. This is a standing meeting every other Thursday morning during the SP 21 semester. We welcome you to join the conversation at any time.

May

Coffee Hour

Tuesday May 4th

9:00–10:00AM

Join us for an informal session to share ideas, experiences, opportunities, and challenges with other faculty and Trefny friends.

WAC

Wednesday May 12th

3:00–4:00PM

Join us for Wednesday Afternoon Club, an informal session to catch up with colleagues and friends and share ideas, experiences, opportunities, and challenges!

Brainstorming for Large Classes

Thursday May 13th

8:30–9:30 AM

Last one for the semester! Idea-sharing and troubleshooting sessions specifically for those teaching large classes. This is a standing meeting every other Thursday morning during the SP 21 semester. We welcome you to join the conversation at any time.

Summer 2021

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.

Coffee Hour

Tuesday May 18th

9:00–10:00AM

Join us for an informal session to share ideas, experiences, opportunities, and challenges with other faculty and Trefny friends.

WAC

Wednesday May 26th

3:00–4:00PM

Join us for Wednesday Afternoon Club, an informal session to catch up with colleagues and friends and share ideas, experiences, opportunities, and challenges!

June

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!

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.