The Trefny Center offers a variety of services to support teaching and learning at Mines, including:

Workshops and Events

We offer a variety of events throughout the year. Visit our events page to see what events are coming up.

Learning Programs

In addition to our workshops and events, we offer in depth learning programs to support faculty in improving teaching and learning. For more information, check out our Learning Program offerings and visit our Events page to see what is coming up soon.

Individual Consultations

Do you have questions about teaching and learning? Meet with a Faculty Developer to explore your questions and brainstorm ideas. Email to schedule a consultation.

Do you have questions about assessment or conducting classroom-based research? Email Megan Sanders, Senior Assessment Associate, at to schedule a consultation.

Classroom Observations

Do you want to focus on improving an aspect of your teaching? Sign up for coaching with a Trefny Center colleague. Coaching involves three parts: a pre-observation planning session to identify aspects of your teaching that you are wanting to focus on or improve, a classroom observation by a Trefny colleague, and a post-observation debrief session to share feedback and brainstorm ideas. Email to schedule an observation.

Early Course Feedback (ECF)

Interested in collecting student feedback during on your course in time to made adjustments during the semester? An ECF is a great way to hear how students think their learning is being supported and what ideas they have for making their learning experiences better. The ECF process involves three parts: a pre-ECF meeting with a faculty developer to discuss your course and any aspects you want feedback on, an ECF session where Faculty Developer collects student feedback during 20-30 minutes of a class session, and a post-ECF meeting to discuss the student feedback and next steps. You will also receive a written report containing the feedback. Email to schedule an ECF.

Group Workshops on Demand

We have several workshops that we can facilitate for your group. Check out our current workshops on demand and request a workshop at a time that works for your group.