Strategic & Implementation Plans

 

 

At Colorado School of Mines, we understand that a diverse and inclusive campus environment inspires creativity and innovation, which are essential to the engineering process. We also know that in order to address current and emerging national and global challenges, it is important to learn with and from people who have different backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences.

Our students come from every state in the nation and from more than 90 countries around the world, and we continue to make progress in the areas of diversity and inclusion by providing programs and services to support these efforts.

 

The President’s Council on Diversity, Inclusion & Access

The council concept was introduced in a Spring 2017 campus-wide email and at the 2017 Fall Campus Conference. Prof. Amy Landis, in her role as Mines Presidential Faculty Fellow for Access, Attainment & Diversity, will lead the Council, with its charge being:

  • Frame recommendations to the Mines’ president on a strategic access, attainment, inclusion, and diversity plan. The plan will include goals that will be achieved through signature initiatives that advance Mines’ commitments to diversity and inclusion.
  • Advise implementation of data collection and contribute to reporting with respect to recruiting, enrollment, hiring, retention, graduation rates, and promotion and leadership opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
  • Make recommendations to ensure and empower campus-wide collaboration, shared responsibility, and accountability for access, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Evaluate opportunities to expand pathways for student, faculty, and staff access and success to create a campus climate in which all can thrive academically and professionally.

 

Council Members

Over 75 members of the Mines community are actively engaged on the Council. Student, faculty, and staff representation come from the following areas:

  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Athletics
  • Campus Living and Student Success
  • Career Center
  • Colorado School of Mines Foundation
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Engineering, Design & Society Division
  • Financial Aid
  • Graduate Student Group (GSG)
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities, Arts & Social Science Division
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Library
  • Mines Veterans Association
  • Multicultural Engineering Program
  • Office of Graduate Studies
  • Operations & Administration
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership
  • Title IX & Equity Compliance
  • Trefny Center
  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
  • Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Program  

External Advisory Board Members include:

  • Ball Aerospace and Technologies
  • Chevron Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Devon Energy
  • Fast Enterprises
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Google
  • LGS Innovations
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mines Alumni
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Phillips 66
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Xcel Energy

 

 

 

History of Strategic Plan

The council concept was introduced in spring 2017; the purpose was to engage representatives from all of the Mines community in developing a Strategic Plan for DI&A. Prof. Amy Landis, in her role as Mines Presidential Faculty Fellow for Access, Attainment & Diversity, led the council, with its charge being: 

  • Frame recommendations to the Mines’ president on a strategic access, attainment, inclusion, and diversity plan. The plan will include goals that will be achieved through signature initiatives that advance Mines’ commitments to diversity and inclusion. 
  • Advise implementation of data collection and contribute to reporting with respect to recruiting, enrollment, hiring, retention, graduation rates, and promotion and leadership opportunities for students, faculty and staff. 
  • Make recommendations to ensure and empower campus-wide collaboration, shared responsibility, and accountability for access, inclusion, and diversity. 
  • Evaluate opportunities to expand pathways for student, faculty, and staff access and success to create a campus climate in which all can thrive academically and professionally. 

The council concluded in spring 2019 with the publication of Mines Strategic Plan for DI&A. Going forward, the campus community maintains engagement with DI&A through unit and department DI&A implementation committees, Mines Community Alliances, and other special interest and working groups, such as the Mines-wide mentoring committee and Advocates and Allies for Gender Equity  

 

 

Awards and Highlights

Each year, President Johnson and DI&A at Mines review each and every unit and department implementation report and give out awards for innovation and commitment.  

2019 Inaugural DI&A Implementation Plan Awards:  

  • President’s Academic Program Award: Computer Science 
  • President’s Nonacademic Program Award: Research & Tech Transfer 
  • Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion Award: Trefny Innovative Instruction Center 
  • Creative Programming Award: Campus Life and Student Success (CLASS) 
  • Supporting Student Retention Award: WISEM 
  • Institutional Engagement Award: Information & Technology Solutions