Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes

Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative

The mission of AERI is to promote meaningful use of assessment and evaluation information in practice and policy contexts, internationally and across disciplines. AERI's activities include: conferences, sponsored research projects, institutes, and publications and policy briefs.

Center for Adult Education

The Center for Adult Education is interested in research on adult and organizational learning; and on transformative learning for adults in a variety of settings. The Center has conducted award-winning research on literacy and has pioneered an innovative Action Research Professional Development program (ARPD) for literacy teachers through reflective practice and experimentation in the classroom. The Center has also conducted many formative evaluation studies of adult education initiatives using Perspective Discrepancy Assessment.

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution

Center dedicated to advancing the study and practice of conflict resolution.

J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations

The J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations was established in 1999 to advance the state of knowledge and practice for learning and change in organizations. The Institute's research focuses on ways in which strategic organizational learning and knowledge creation and sharing enhance performance and change. Working through partnerships with diverse organizations -- including business, schools, government and not-for-profit agencies -- the Institute conducts organizational assessments and action research. Its tools enable organizations to get faster results and better decisions by leveraging learning to improve performance. The Institute and its partners work together to create and share knowledge and practical solutions. The Institute is located at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The Huber Institute was created through a grant from the J.M. Huber Corporation. J.M. Huber Corporation, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, is a diversified multinational supplier of engineered materials, natural resources, and technology-based service solutions, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion. 

Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership

Full-year and Two-Summer master's degree programs, MA/MBA dual degree programs and funded fellowships in leadership development for early career teachers and independent and international school heads. Klingenstein Center programs focus on instructional leadership, collaboration and teamwork, commitment to social justice and diversity, ethical behavior and reflective practice.

The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Public School Principals

Fifteen month fellowship program for exceptional public school principals designed to strengthen their leadership practice. Fellows take on an action learning challenge project, under the guidance of TC faculty advisers, based on the needs and goals of their school. Fellows mentor an aspiring principal from within their school as a means to develop their own leadership, raise the leadership capacity at their school, increase the likelihood of success of the challenge project and cultivate the next generation of school leaders.

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