Stephanie Kelly, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Community Colleges for International Development (CCID). The organization, founded in 1976, has been helping member schools further their internationalization initiatives and develop globally competent workers for the past 40 years.
CCID offers networking as well as online and in-person training to faculty and administrators to create globally engaged learning environments. While some of this work involves study abroad, CCID also assists with other exciting and creative activities that bring global cultures and business into the classroom, like cross-border team activities that engage students at different schools in different countries to solve modern international business issues. While there are currently only 3 colleges in Michigan that are members, the organization is open to engaging new partners around the country to further its goals of modernizing and globalizing the workforce in an effort to strengthen U.S. competitiveness.
Here, Jade and Stephanie talk about programs to bring international education into the classroom, and opportunities that exist even as we deal with limited resources and the implications of the current global pandemic.