TC is modeling how to ask the right questions, collaborate in pursuit of the best possible answers and, when necessary, agree to disagree. These are the hallmarks of a thriving institution, and they give me great hope that we can help guide the world toward an equally bright future.
The work of Teachers College’s faculty, students and staff this past year includes devising new ways of preparing outstanding, culturally aware educators; reducing educational inequality; better understanding and empowering marginalized students and communities; developing more thoughtful and effective leaders across professions; and increasing access and opportunity for learners worldwide.
At TC, innovative problem-solving begins with evidence, built on knowledge accumulated over decades. Our work this year ranged from assessing the 2016 Presidential election’s educational impact to shedding new light on how poverty affects brain development in young children, to demonstrating that more military veterans struggle with the stresses of returning home than with combat trauma.
At TC, we apply our groundbreaking ideas to build a better world. Our work this year included a student contest to develop new education technologies; a project to establish a Constitutional right to education; creation of a World Health Organization manual on treating depression among refugees; and development of a robotic device to assist in movement disorder therapy.
The College has added more than 35 new programs, courses and certificates since 2006 – including many with online or blending online and classroom teaching – in an effort to respond to a changing world in which people’s learning needs require customized settings, time frames and content.
The drinks and dinner have been served. But the conversation remains in full swing. New guests continue to arrive. Everyone’s having too good a time to go home. Best of all, the talk – in every corner – is about how to create a better world.
TC's supporters know our strengths and are helping us build on them.
Thanks to our passionate and visionary community of donors, our historic Campaign, Where The Future Comes First, has exceeded its original target and now stands at $317 million raised. That includes just under $90 million toward our Number One goal of supporting student scholarship -- and we're not stopping there.
TC is a place where cutting-edge ideas arise from powerful traditions – including recent ones, like Academic Festival, Global TC Day and the proliferation of regional TC alumni groups around the globe. We’re building new TC traditions all the time – and we want you to be part of them!
Teachers College Trustees, Officers, Senior Staff & Councils.
List updated Feb. 21, 2018
+ Katie Conway, Ed.D., Secretary to the College and Chief of Staff
Katie Embree, Ed.D., Vice Provost
Michael Feierman, General Counsel
+ Susan H. Fuhrman, Ph.D., President of the College
+ Thomas James, Ph.D., Provost & Dean of the College
+ Suzanne M. Murphy, Ed.M., Vice President for Development & External Affairs
Janice S. Robinson, Esq., Vice President for Diversity & Community Affairs
+ Harvey W. Spector, M.A., M.C.R.P., Vice President for Finance & Administration
Nancy W. Streim, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for School & Community Partnerships;
Special Advisor to the Provost, Columbia University
+ Officer of the College
The President’s Advisory Council is comprised of a distinguished group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including academia, policy making, and business who are a source of experience and expertise for the President of Teachers College.
The voice of the Alumni Association is the Alumni Council, an elected advisory body of up to 35 members, who represent the diverse interests and needs of TC's former students and help shape alumni programming.
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with standards established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for external reporting.