Harford Community College is honored to have been selected to host the Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Summer Advance in Baltimore from July 11 to 14.  Structured as a think tank, the regional conference is designed to provide members from various organizations with the opportunity to share knowledge and best practices as well as to foster new relationships.  It is held in a different US city each July.

Dr. Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science & Coordinator of Global Education and Engagement at Harford Community College, and Nancy Spence, Director of the University Center, Northeastern Maryland in Aberdeen, will lead the HCC team in welcoming the CCID Board of Directors, member organizations, vendors, and conference participants to Maryland.  Dr. Annette Haggray, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Harford Community College, will provide the welcome address at the opening events.  Dr. Hallock is also a co-presenter for the “Train-The-Trainer” workshop.  During the session, she will highlight HCC’s success with the CCID System of Comprehensive Internationalization.

As the host organization, Harford Community College is helping with registration, providing IT support, planning social events in Baltimore, and hosting a reception for CCID board members and staff in the hospitality suite at the conference.  HCC is also providing items for conference bags for those in attendance.

HCC has been a member of CCID since 1996, and the College has been particularly active since 2007 when its International Education Initiative began. In 2012, HCC was one of the first members to participate in the CCID System of Comprehensive Internationalization, utilizing their Framework for the College’s International Education self-study of 2012-2013. The outcome of that self-study resulted in the establishment of the HCC Office of Global Education and Engagement (GEE). GEE received an HCC Foundation Innovation grant to participate in the second stage of the CCID System of Comprehensive Internationalization, the Innovation.

Incubator in Strategic Partnerships. This summer-long workshop will guide HCC as it pursues partnerships with academic institutions and nonprofit organizations to advance HCC’s engagement in global education.

The conference deals with globalization’s impact on the nature of work in the 21st century and on higher education in general.  Attendees will meet and hear from the leaders of various global organizations.  Workshops that provide professional development opportunities, as well as information sessions, themed panels, and roundtable discussions, are schedule.

Established in 1976, CCID is a consortium of 160 two-year colleges in the U.S. and 12 other countries that represents over 500 technical and vocational programs and 15,000 faculty and staff.  The mission of CCID is to take the community college model and share it internationally, while internalizing it as well.  Developing the community college model for overseas clients, workforce development, and undertaking needs assessment are specialties. CCID also initiates and manages student study abroad programs, international faculty development programs, senior administrator visits overseas, and conferences and videoconferences focused on global issues in the two-year college.