Faculty and Staff

Latest Updates

  • Mines will begin Fall 2020 classes as scheduled on August 24 with social distancing and other safety requirements in place in classrooms, laboratories, offices and common areas.
  • Most Mines faculty and staff will continue to work remotely throughout the summer. Directors and supervisors will determine which individuals and offices may need to report to campus and when. Some offices will resume on-campus operations to support Summer II courses and as preparations for the fall semester continue.
  • All employees reporting to campus or a Mines facility must comply with all required procedures for reporting to work, including daily self-screenings.
  • Normal absent reporting, based on individual department or leadership procedures, is still required for employees who aren’t able to report to work, either remotely or on campus. Employees should contact their supervisor with questions about what absence procedures are in place for their department.
  • Employees who require special accommodations or who are considered to be the most vulnerable to serious illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to work remotely and should partner with their supervisor and Human Resources (hrcovid19@mines.edu) to address special accommodation requests.
  • Researchers and those who work in research labs should continue to follow direction provided by the Research and Technology Transfer Office in addition to national and state health guidelines.
  • University travel is not permitted, except for travel paid through a research contract or by an external source. Any exceptions must be approved by the provost or a vice president and must follow CDC guidelines.

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Oredigger Promise: We Climb Together

Orediggers climb together. Orediggers look out for each other. 

It will take a shared commitment from each and every one of us to stop the spread of COVID-19, open campus and be together at Mines this year.

We take great pride in being a top engineering and applied sciences university and we will strive to be the exemplar in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in a university setting.

Therefore, as a member of the Oredigger community, I promise to protect classmates and colleagues, our families and neighbors, and myself by adopting the practices and attitudes summarized below;

I WILL:

COMPLETE TRAINING SESSIONS
to learn required safety practices and expectations for learning,
working, and living on campus.

MONITOR MY HEALTH DAILY.
I will report to a medical professional if I experience any of the COVID-19 symptoms: fever of 100.4F or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chills, unusual muscle aches, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

STAY HOME IF I HAVE COVID-19-RELATED SYMPTOMS,
even if I feel well enough to come to campus.

ISOLATE AND SELF-QUARANTINE
for the prescribed period of time after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.

MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING
in all settings, both on- and off-campus.

WEAR AN APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING
over my mouth and nose when indoors and in any other setting where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, and use any other protective gear prescribed by the university.

WASH MY HANDS FREQUENTLY
using soap and water or hand sanitizer. Contribute to the cleaning of classroom surfaces as requested.

CAREFULLY OBSERVE AND FOLLOW
campus and building instructional signs and directions.

PARTICIPATE IN COVID-19 TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING
to preserve the wellness of the community.

BE POSITIVE AND GRACIOUS
when others provide safety reminders and suggestions.

BE ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL
to anyone around who may be in need of support.

Protecting Mines

Why I Wear a Mask

Mines students, faculty and staff share the many reasons they wear face coverings in public and when they are on campus.

Questions and Answers

Get more information about the upcoming semester

See answers to frequently asked questions about academics, campus life, health and safety, athletics and more.

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TOOLS AT A GLANCE

Tech Trouble?

Computer iconThe Help Center has expanded service hours (call 303-384-2000) or visit ITS Remote Resources

HR can help

HR iconVisit HR’s COVID-19 page or email hrCOVID19@mines.edu with questions.

Required Procedures

What you need to know about returning to campus during safer-at-home public health orders.

Health Screen

health iconThe Health Screen App provides a simple way for individuals to enter information about potential COVID-19 symptoms.

Safety Supply Store

mask iconOrder cleaning supplies, protective equipment, signs and more from the Mines COVID Safety Supply Store.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CONTINUITY OF TEACHING & LEARNING

Trefny Center resources and workshops for teaching online

ITS REMOTE RESOURCES

Tools and resources for Mines employees working remotely

CONTINUITY OF RESEARCH

Advice and guidance for researchers

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Keeping healthy, health insurance, if you get sick, etc.

HR Information

Frequently asked questions, travel guidance and more

Returning to Work

Employee health screening form, requirements