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After Convocation

  • GradImages® is the official photographer of all TC Convocation ceremonies.
  • Your photos will be available to view and order between 24-48 hours after your ceremony by visiting their website at www.gradimages.com.
  • You will receive an email from GradImages alerting you that your photos are ready for viewing. If you do not receive an email, simply enter your Last Name, your School Name: Teacher's College - Columbia University and select 2015 from the dropdown menu. Once you see your name, click on the link to view your photos.
  • If you need additional help to locate your photos, call our customer service department at 800-261-2576 or email us at giservice@gradimages.net.
  • Diplomas will be ordered shortly after graduation provided you have met all requirements for the award of the degree and should be in the mail to the student by the end of graduation month.
  • The diploma will be sent to the DP (Diploma) address on file for the student so please take a moment to input a DP address through the myTC Portal as soon as possible and make sure that the information is valid and will remain valid for at least two months after graduation.
  • Visit Office of the Registrar for more information.
  • Donate your masters gown to be borrowed by future TC graduates!
  • Participate in the Graduation Gown Lending Program by bringing your gently used TC gown to the Student Affairs Office (Thorndike, lobby level) or by leaving it in one of the bins at the post-ceremony reception.

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Convocation 2015 (Masters I)

Convocation 2015 (Masters III)

The Departments of Organization & Leadership, Human Development, International & Transcultural Studies, and Mathematics, Science, & Technology #TCHappy

Posted by Teachers College, Columbia University on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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TC's Convocation & CU's Commencement: What's the Difference?

TC students will be invited to participate in BOTH TC’s Convocation ceremonies and the All-University Commencement hosted by Columbia University.

Click here for more information about the All-University Commencement.

Before Convocation

  • Check in with the Registrar to ensure that you are eligible.
  • Complete any necessary paperwork.
  • Visit Office of the Registrar for more information.

Click here for Doctoral Eligibility & Deadlines    

Eligibility
Tickets
  • Register for tickets (Wednesday, April 1-Wednesday April 15, 2015)
Take Care of Your Guests
    • Forward tickets to your guests
    • Forward this information sheet to your guests
Guest Information Fact Sheet
Academic Attire
Graduate Checklist
  • Each Masters student will receive 3 tickets; each Doctoral student will receive 7 tickets.
  • E-Tickets become available on April 1, 2015. Ticket registration closes on April 15, 2015. Ticket lottery for any unclaimed tickets opens on April 17, 2015.
  • Students may be able to secure 1 additional ticket through the lottery process.

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Academic Attire is required to participate in Convocation and is different for Masters and Doctoral candidates.
  • Masters attire is purchased at the CU Bookstore in Lerner Hall and costs $62 plus tax.
  • Doctoral attire can be rented at the CU Bookstore in Lerner Hall and costs:
    • Columbia Doctoral Gown (no headwear is included, purchase separately) $70.00
    • Columbia Doctoral Hood $35.00
    • Tams will need to be purchased to accompany doctoral rental gowns. $69.00
  • Lerner Hall is located at 2922 Broadway at 115th Street
Store Hours
  • Mon 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tue 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wed 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thu 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • The Office of Student Affairs has a limited supply of academic attire that you can borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. Check in with them on the lobby level of the Thorndike Building.

Academic Attire Fact Sheet

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Ceremony Details



Masters I Ceremony

Departments
Arts and Humanities and Curriculum and Teaching
Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

1:15-1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
2:00 P.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
2:00/15 P.M.
  • Program begins.
  • During the program each student will walk across the stage as their name is read. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

Masters II Ceremony

Departments
Biobehavioral Sciences; Counseling & Clinical Psychology; Education Policy & Social Analysis and Health & Behavior Studies
Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

9:15-9:30 A.M.
9:45 A.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
10:00 A.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
10:10/15 A.M.
  • Program begins.
  • During the program each student will walk across the stage as their name is read. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

Masters III Ceremony

Departments
Human Development; International & Transcultural Studies; Math, Science & Technology; Organization & Leadership
Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

1:15-1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
2:00 P.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
2:00/15 P.M.
  • Program begins.
  • During the program each student will walk across the stage as their name is read. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

DOCTORAL HOODING CEREMONY

Student Line Up

Synod House – corner of 110th and Amsterdam Avenue

Ceremony Location

Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th and Amsterdam Avenue

1:15-1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M.
  • The student procession will move to the Cathedral lead by a pipe and drum corps.
2:00 P.M.
  • Process to student seating in the Cathedral.
2:00/15 P.M.
  • Program begins.
  • Approximately ½ way through the ceremony, students will be directed to a reader podium on stage where they will turn in their name card to their department chair. Their name will be read and students will walk across the stage to be hooded by Provost Tom James. They will then shake hands with Susan Fuhrman, Bill Rueckert and Jack Hyland. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all these moments.
  • After the ceremony has concluded, you and your guests are invited to a reception at Teachers College.

Click here for even more details about this ceremony    

The Medalists

Each year, Teachers College bestows the Medal for Distinguished Service - the highest honor the College bestows - to four individuals. Each will make remarks at a Convocation Ceremony.

Masters I Ceremony
Monday, May 18, 2015 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ball
Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in education at the University of Michigan, and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. She currently serves as dean of the School of Education and as director of TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years, and continues to teach mathematics to elementary students every summer. Her research focuses on the practice of mathematics instruction, and on the improvement of teacher training and development. She is an expert on teacher education, with a particular interest in how professional training and experience combine to equip beginning teachers with the skills and knowledge needed for responsible practice. Ball has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and has lectured and made numerous major presentations around the world. Her research has been recognized with several awards and honors, and she has served on several national and international commissions and panels focused on policy initiatives and the improvement of education, including the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness. She serves on the National Science Board and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Board of Trustees, and chairs the Spencer Foundation Board of Directors. Ball has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education, and is a fellow of the American Mathematics Society and the American Educational Research Association.

Masters II Ceremony
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 10:00-12:00 p.m.
McGuire
Kent McGuire

Kent McGuire is the President and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) in Atlanta, GA. The Foundation focuses on improving education policy and practice from pre-K to higher education in the American South.

Prior to joining SEF, Dr. McGuire served as Dean of the College of Education at Temple University, held positions as Senior Vice President at MDRC, Assistant Secretary of Education during the Clinton administration, Education Program Officer for the Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts and the Education Program Director for the Eli Lilly Endowment. McGuire was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Dr. McGuire received his doctorate in public administration from the University of Colorado, his master's degree in education administration and policy from Columbia University Teacher's College, and his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

 

 

 

 

Masters III Ceremony
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Moll
Luis C. Moll

Luis C. Moll is Professor in the Language, Reading and Culture Program of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, College of Education, University of Arizona. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/Early Childhood Development from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Research Psychologist at the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition of the University of California, San Diego. His main research interest is the connection among culture, psychology and education, especially as it relates to the education of Latino children in the US. Among other studies, he has analyzed the quality of classroom teaching, examined literacy instruction in English and Spanish, studied how knowledge is produced in the broader social contexts of household and community life and, in collaboration with teachers, attempted to establish pedagogical relationships among these domains of study. He has served on the editorial board of several journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, and Mind, Culture, and Activity. His co-edited volume, Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms, was published in 2005 by Erlbaum Press, and received the 2006 Critics’ Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association. His most recent books are the co-edited volume, The International Handbook of Research on Children’s Literacy, Learning and Culture, published by Wiley Blackwell in 2013, and the book L. S. Vygotsky and education, published by Routledge Press in 2014. Among his honors, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (1998), named a Kappa Delta Pi Laureate (2013), and to the Reading Hall of Fame (2014). He was also named Fellow (2009), received the Presidential Citation Award (2010) and the Palmer O. Johnson Award (2011), all from the American Educational Research Association.

DOCTORAL HOODING CEREMONY
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.

John P.A. Ioannidis

John P.A. Ioannidis holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, and he is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine; Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences; one of the two Directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; and director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. He graduated in the top rank of his medical school class from the University of Athens in 1990 and received also a doctorate in biopathology from the same institution. He trained at Harvard and Tufts specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases, then held positions at NIH, Johns Hopkins and Tufts. From 1999 until 2010 he chaired the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the University of Ioannina Medical School in Greece, as a tenured professor since 2003. He has been adjunct faculty for the Tufts University School of Medicine since 1996, with the rank of professor since 2002 and led (2008-2010) the Genetics/Genomics component of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling. He has also been adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and visiting professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Imperial College London. He has received several awards (including the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science for 2007), has been inducted in the Association of American Physicians in 2009 and in the European Academy of Cancer Sciences in 2010 and was elected Honorary Member of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in 2014. The PLoS Medicine paper on “Why most Published Research Findings are False,” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science (exceeding 1.2 million hits). The Atlantic selected Ioannidis as the Brave Thinker scientist for 2010 claiming that he “may be one of the most influential scientists alive”. He is one of the most-cited scientists worldwide according to citation databases for which rankings are available (Web of Science/Highly-Cited Researchers, Scopus, Microsoft Academic Search).

Who's Attending?

Check back here starting April 1st to see which of your classmates are attending Convocation.