Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all of the university’s academic activities.

As chief academic officer of the university, the Provost and Executive Vice President seeks to attract and retain the best faculty and to assist them in offering an outstanding education for Mines students.

Mission: Education and research in engineering and science to solve the world’s challenges related to the Earth, energy and the environment

Vision: Mines will be the premier institution, based on the impact of its graduates and research programs, in engineering and science relating to the earth, energy and the environment

Values: A student-centered institution focused on education that promotes collaboration, integrity, perseverance, creativity, life-long learning, and a responsibility for developing a better world.

Mines Strategic Plan

Catalogs (Bulletins)

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  • Pei featured in The Architect’s Newspaper
    Shiling Pei, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was recently interviewed by The Architect's Newspaper for a story on cross-laminated timber (C …
  • Liu recognized for paper on welding metallurgy
    A Colorado School of Mines professor has been honored by the American Welding Society for a paper deemed the greatest contribution to the understanding of welding metallurgy published in the Welding J …
  • Mines Residence Life staff win major conference awards
    Colorado School of Mines residence life staff took home multiple major awards from the Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Regional Leadership Conference, held Nov. 3-6 i …
  • Camp contributes to national report on CS enrollment surge
    A Colorado School of Mines professor served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee that recently released a report urging action to address the current surge in underg …