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)

External Links


  • Mines receives $4M NSF grant to study artisanal gold mining
    A five-year, $4 million National Science Foundation grant will put Colorado School of Mines at the center of efforts to tackle the public health and environmental challenges posed by artisanal and sma …
  • Wilcox cited as expert on negative emissions strategies
    A Colorado School of Mines associate professor has been prominently featured in several scientific and general-interest publications for her research into removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. …
  • Wilcox featured in The Economist
    Jen Wilcox, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was recently interviewed by The Economist for an article on negative-emissions technology. The story …
  • 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 …