Upcoming Events

Fall 2019

Friday Afternoon Club

November 22

3:00–5:00pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location:  MZ 104. PLEASE REGISTER. Come and go according to your schedule! 

December

Workshop. Spring into the Semester with a Student-Centered Syllabus

Thursday December 5

10:00–11:00am (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

Spring 2020

January

Workshop: Engineering Inclusive Environments

Part I: Creating an Inclusive Environment. (Also offered Aug. 29, Sept. 13)   
Part II: Managing and Maintaining an Inclusive Environment. (Also offered Aug. 22, Aug. 29, Sept. 13)

Monday January 6 

Part I: 11:30–1:30pm
Part II: 1:30–2:30pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.
Please sign up for one or both parts of this workshop series. 

Engineering Learning and Facilitation Online Course

January 13–February 16, 2020 

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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2020 before 5:00 p.m. MST

Workshop. Embracing Challenges: Helping Students Persist in the Face of Setbacks and Obstacles. 

Tuesday January 14

9:30–10:30am (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

Student Panel: Impressions and Challenges from the First-Year Experience

Wednesday January 22

12:00–1:00pm (Lunch Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

Friday Afternoon Club

Friday January 24

3:00–5:00pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location:  MZ 104. PLEASE REGISTER. Come and go according to your schedule! 

Workshop. Beyond the Technical: Helping Students Develop Professional Skills.

Thursday January 30

3:30–5:00pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

February

Pedagogy Practice. Organizing Knowledge

Thursday February 13

12:30–1:30pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

Friday Afternoon Club

Friday February 21

3:00–5:00pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location:  MZ 104. PLEASE REGISTER. Come and go according to your schedule! 

Workshop. Bouquet of Blooms: Picking Active Learning Strategies

Friday February 28

1:30–3:30pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

March

Pedagogy Practice. Using Relevant Examples in Class

Monday March 9

1:00–2:00pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

Friday Afternoon Club

Friday March 13

3:00–5:00pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location:  MZ 104. PLEASE REGISTER. Come and go according to your schedule! 

April

What Have We Learned About Teaching at Mines?

Offered: 
Monday April 6, 2:00–3:00PM and 
Tuesday April 7, 2:00–3:00PM

Beverages and Snacks Provided. Location: SRC McNeil Room.

Friday Afternoon Club

Friday April 24

3:00–5:00pm (Beverages and Snacks Provided) Location:  MZ 104. PLEASE REGISTER. Come and go according to your schedule! 

May

Debrief Your Student Evaluations

Thursday May 14

4:00–5:00pm (Beverages and Pizza Provided) Location: SRC McNeil Room.

Summer 2020

June

Engineering Learning and Facilitation Online Course

May 18–June 21, 2020. 

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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 11, 2020 before 5:00 p.m. MST

Course Design Institute – Summer Session I

Monday June 8 – Friday June 12 from 9 AM – 4 PM daily. Location TBA.

During the Course Design Institute, participants will learn about principles of course design and new pedagogical techniques and will begin to apply these principles in a course of their choosing. In particular, the CDI will focus on the development and alignment of learning outcomes, course activities, and assessments. The topics discussed in this institute can be applied to individual class sessions, course modules, and entire courses. Morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided. If you are interested in joining us for this adventure in improving teaching and learning at Mines, please complete an application. We encourage you to discuss your participation with your Department Head. We will inform you if you are accepted by the following week. Space is limited so complete your application soon!

July

Teaching As Research Institute

Tuesday July 7 – Thursday July 9 from 9 AM – 4 PM daily. Location TBA.

Interested in systematically examining what’s going on in your classroom? After participating in the Teaching as Research Institute, you will be able to answer: What data can I use to study student learning in my classes? How do I set up a rigorous study design within an authentic classroom? How do I navigate the Human Subjects Research process? How do I collaborate with the Trefny Center to conduct classroom-based research? No prior experience with education research is necessary. 

Course Design Institute – Summer Session II

Monday July 20 – Friday July 24 from 9 AM – 4 PM daily. Location TBA.

During the Course Design Institute, participants will learn about principles of course design and new pedagogical techniques and will begin to apply these principles in a course of their choosing. In particular, the CDI will focus on the development and alignment of learning outcomes, course activities, and assessments. The topics discussed in this institute can be applied to individual class sessions, course modules, and entire courses. Morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided. If you are interested in joining us for this adventure in improving teaching and learning at Mines, please complete an application. We encourage you to discuss your participation with your Department Head. We will inform you if you are accepted by the following week. Space is limited so complete your application soon!