TC and its people move to online teaching and learning in record time; procure protective medical gear for hospitals in New York and other cities; mobilize against the police killings of unarmed Black Americans; introduce a new teaching game to promote media literacy; hold the College’s first-ever online Convocation; launch a new career development center; co-create a university-wide coalition against gun violence; and partner with the U.S. Army to apply spirituality to mental health.
Research conducted at TC sheds new light on engaging girls in science and technology education; improving youth media literacy; poverty in COVID-era America; physical therapy to treat Huntington’s disease; YouTube as a platform to educate lay audiences about COVID; strategies for combating food insecurity during the pandemic and beyond; technology to assist children who have severe cerebral palsy; reproductive identity as a focus in sex education; and the components of sustainable peace.
TC faculty, students and alumni lead the national conversation on issues that include citizenship and the 2020 election, the psychological fallout of COVID, the challenging new landscape of teaching, political polarization and “cancel culture,” etiquette for the new digital era, and the arts in a time of reckoning.
The College’s faculty, faculty emeriti and students are featured in national magazines, appointed to the editorial boards of leading peer-review journals, and honored by organizations that include: the American Psychological Association, the American Political Science Association, the American Educational Research Association, the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Studies Association, the Junior Library Guild and the Columbia University Alumni Association.
TC’s talented, dedicated and caring students treat COVID patients in emergency rooms and intensive care units, study indigenous languages to improve higher education in rural Mexico, create curricula to help doctors and medical students deal with uncertainty, work to prevent COVID in refugee camps, create online storytelling for young children and more.