Workshops, Seminars, & Events

Workshops for Faculty                                   (For graduate student workshops, click here)                                                                                                                          (For wellness workshops, click here)


Launching Your Academic Career at Mines (Series of 7 workshops for additional information, please contact Kamini Singha at

Faculty Workshop 1 – Expectations for Promotion and Tenure: Publishing Your Research 

August 22, 12-1 PM, MZ 104

Topics include: Research expectations for tenure, Data on what makes a “quick starter”, Tips for writing, Writing for the “right” journal.  

Faculty Workshop 2 – Expectations for Promotion and/or Tenure: Getting a Quick Start in Teaching Effectively

September 5, 12-1 PM, MZ 104

Topics include: Data on what makes a “quick starter”, Your pre-tenure teaching plan, New concepts in pedagogy, Campus resources.

Faculty Workshop 3 – Setting Up Your Research Group & Developing Its Brand

September 19, 12-1 PM,   MZ 104

Topics include: Developing a “powerful group”, Mentoring and advising students, Tips for working with graduate students: what is/is not your job, Setting guidelines for students, Supervision styles, Developing a “brand identity”, Working on an a national/international reputation, Social media.

Proposal Writing 101 – Structuring a Responsive Proposal

September 21, 12 noon to 1:00 pm, CoorsTek 370

Erika Jerme will present strategies for developing a responsive proposal to ensure that you are addressing the sponsors requirements and review criteria.  Please send a quick email to if you’ll be attending.

Faculty Workshop 4 – Grant Writing Tips and University Finances for Faculty

October 3, 12-1 PM,   MZ 104

Topics include: Setting research objectives, Federal funding opportunities, Tips for getting federally funded, industry funding, Should you meet your program officer?, The Mines budget: where does money come from and go to? Types of university funds, What are indirect costs and how they are used at universities.

Faculty Workshop 5 – The Sustainable Professor

October 17, 12-1 PM, MZ 108.

Topics include: Service work — how it helps and how it fits into your effort, Time management, The Want-To-Do, Need-To-Do Conundrum, Realistic goal setting, Finding time for yourself, Establishing your absence, Thinking of yourself in multidimensional space.

Faculty Workshop 6 – Networking, Finding Mentors, and Managing Personalities

October 31, 12-1 PM,   MZ 104

Topics include: How to identify (multiple) mentors, What to expect of your department head, Figuring out expectations of others, Managing up, The principles of shared governance, Emotions and aggression, Listening and communication, Dealing with bullies, People you need to know: the Board of Trustees; the President and Provost; Faculty Senate.

Faculty Workshop 7 – Working on Your Dossier (Start Now!) 

November 14, 12-1 PM,   MZ 104 

Topics include: The tenure and promotion process timeline, What goes into your dossier, How to write your statements, Promotion letters — how they are selected, how to cultivate writers, what to avoid, Outcomes, Intangibles, Tenure myths and FAQs.


Workshops for Graduate Students

Panel Discussion for Writing Competitive Fellowship Proposals, Organized by the VPRTT office, August 31, 1:00-2:00 pm, Ballrooms D & E Student Center


Scholarly Identity and Research Impact, Ye Li, Boettcher Room in the Library, September 6, 12:00-1:30 pm; see for up-to-date info on Ye’s workshops.


Working With Your Advisor, Roel Snieder, Boettcher Room in the Library, September 20, 12:00-1:30 pm


Effective Negotiation, Roel Snieder, Boettcher Room in the Library, October 4, 12:00-1:30 pm


Software Carpentry Workshop (Shell, R, and Git) tentatively, Ye Li, Location TBD, October 6th-7th (Sat-Sun), 9:00 am – 4:30; see for up-to-date info on Ye’s workshops.


Getting Published in a Leading Journal : Perspectives of Authors, Editors, and Publishers, Coolbaugh Hall 131, October 8th 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Movie Screening – Paywall: The Business of Scholarship and Guided Discussion on Open Scholarship, Ye Li, Boettcher Room in the Library, October 23, 12:00-1:30 pm; see for up-to-date info on Ye’s workshops.


Using LaTex for Collaborative Authoring, Ye Li, November 1, Boettcher Room in the Library, 12:00-1:30 pm; see for up-to-date info on Ye’s workshops.


Time Management, Roel Snieder, Boettcher Room in the Library, November 15, 12:00-1:30 pm


Interdepartmental Professional Development Classes

Research Skills for Graduate Students, SYGN501. Thursdays 2:00-2:50pm

Introduction to Research Ethics, SYGN502. Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm

Tools for Success: Integrating into the Mines Community, Tuesdays 4:00-5:50 pm

College Teaching, SYGN600. Wednesdays 4:00-5:50 pm

Professional Oral Communication, LICM501. Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:45 pm


See for course descriptions.