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Capital Projects Funding

Teachers College is committed to enhancing teaching and learning environments. Focusing on technology as a priority - we will integrate into our buildings and programs all of the newest technology that we know advances effective teaching and learning. 

Classroom Type Approx. Sq. Ft. Naming Opportunity
Small (15-25 seats) 400 $350,000-500,000

Medium (26-40 seats)

900 -1000 $750,000

Large (41-70 seats)

1500
$1 million

*Specific components may vary according to classroom type

AUDITORIUMS
The auditorium spaces will feature state of the art technology to promote engaged, active learning in a larger-scale environment. Technology and modular architectural components encourage interactivity and collaboration. 

Auditorium Location Approx. Sq. Ft. Naming Opportunity
Zankel Hall 408 (250 seats) 2200 $3.5 million

Thompson 136 (250 seats) 1400

$2.5 million
Macy Hall 263 (>200 seats) 1600 $1.5 million


STUDENT CENTERS
The new student center entrance to Thorndike Hall will feature both outdoor and indoor gathering space. The lobby level will have offices that serve student needs such as financial aid, housing, student activities and club spaces. 

Space Naming Opportunity
Thorndike 1st and 2nd Floor $10 million

Exterior Courtyard

$1 million

EVENT SPACES
The new event spaces will expand the reach of The Cowin Center to new flexible spaces for both small and large gatherings for special events.

Event Space Type Naming Opportunity
Thompson First Floor $4.5 million

Large event area

$2.5 million
Small event area $1 million
Foyer/registration area $1 million
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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).
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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.
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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.
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