The Campaign for Teachers College, Columbia University
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Campus and Technology

TC smart classroom 

Professor Joey Lee conducts a class in the TC prototype smart classroom.

Renovating our historic buildings and classrooms, revitalizing our shared spaces, and infusing our facilities with the latest technology is essential to fostering innovative teaching and learning, research and collaboration,  and a strong sense of community.

TC takes pride in its historic buildings, some of which are architectural gems and more than a century old. But if TC is to lead in the 21st century, we must offer our students, faculty, and staff  the latest technology resources, and a welcoming environment in which they can do their best work and share ideas – in person and electronically, and socialize with colleagues. To achieve these goals, we must make major renovations to our buildings and infrastructure, reinvent our teaching and learning spaces, and build smart classrooms that incorporate leading-edge technology.

The Campaign calls for an investment of $33 million in critical renovations of the TC campus and infusion of technology campus-wide.

Key investments:

  • Build 46 Smart Classrooms equipped with the latest technology.
  • Create three auditorium spaces featuring leading-edge technology to promote engaged, active learning in a larger-scale environment.
  • Expand and enhance the TC Student Center, including the entrance to Thorndike Hall.
  • Complete renovation of Gottesman Libraries.
  • Make needed repairs to aging campus building infrastructure.


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In Their Words - Capital

  • Amity Buxton

    Amity buxton
    “Joining 21st century technology with the expertise of TC faculty and students is the best way to ensure that all children learn to their fullest potential.”
    says Amity Buxton (M.A. ’52, Ph.D. ’62).

Our Stories

Friendlier Confines for Resolving Conflict

Friendlier Confines for Resolving Conflict

Aided by generous support from Trustee Marla Schaefer (M.A. '03), Teachers College has renovated the offices of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).

A Pioneer of Learning Innovation Supports New Technology at TC

A Pioneer of Learning Innovation Supports New Technology at TC

To really appreciate the power of technology to enhance teaching and learning, you have to see it in action.

Creating a Space for Peace

Creating a Space for Peace

Marla recently gave a $575,000 gift to renovate just about everything at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR), headed by Peter Coleman, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education. Her gift will create the Marla L. Schaefer Office Suite at the ICCCR.