Access today＊s enrollment data for the 2014 Spring session here.
Contractual Timesheets Due Early Because of President＊s Day
Due to the upcoming President＊s Day Holiday,
contractual timesheets are due early. Please submit timesheets by 3
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Year Up Class of January 2014
Graduation TODAY at Noon!
Congressman Elijah Cummings to Give
Year Up Baltimore Class of January 2014 will hold its graduation ceremony
today at noon at the Fine Arts Theatre. The Hon. Elijah Cummings,
U.S. Congressman for Baltimore, will be the keynote speaker.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training
program that provides urban young
18-24 with a unique combination of technical and professional
skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.
more information, contact Lameteria Hall, Executive Director of the
Year Up Baltimore Professional Training Corps, at 410-462-7732 or Anthony
Larkins, Associate Director of Admissions, Outreach and Community
Services, at 410-462-8531.
Last Day for Expanded Student Service
Today is the last day for extended Student
Services hours for the semester! Click here for specific offices and
hours. Regular hours
Employer Visibility Day Wednesday 10
Have your students attend Employer Visibility
Day this coming Wednesday with Chimes Maryland, the largest not-for-profit
provider of community services for children and adults with intellectual
and developmental disabilities and co-occurring disabilities, which is
currently hiring for several positions in human services.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Main Building
Room 106. For more information, contact Marilyn Hendricks at 410-462-8492
Panthers Teams to ※Play 4 Kay§ in
Final Home Games Against Garrett College
The BCCC men's and women＊s
Panther＊s basketball teams both lost to Prince George＊s Community College
The Lady Panthers fell down early
with a slow start and were never able to recover, losing 66-48. The Lady
Panthers are now 8-4 in the MD JUCO. The men＊s team was defeated in a
thrilling game that finished with a pair of clutch free-throws that sealed
the deal by the Owls 86-81. The Panthers are now 8-4 in the MD JUCO.
The Panthers will hold their last
home game of the regular-season tomorrow against Garrett College. The ※Play
4 Kay§ games to promote breast cancer awareness will start at 5:30 p.m.
(for the women) and the men＊s game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Promote Your College Events with an Eye Toward
From Disability Support Services
When marketing your events on campus, please be
sure to add the following statement to all printed materials:
Baltimore City Community College makes every
effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Students and/or guests
who need special accommodations should contact the campus Disability
Support Services Center (410-462-8585 or DSSC@bccc.edu)
within 14 working days prior to attending a scheduled event. ASL
interpreter requests may be made by emailing DSSC@bccc.edu
at least four weeks prior to attending a
Life Sciences Building Moves 每 Spring
Access current information for all Life Sciences Building moves for the upcoming semester. Work continues on the building
and more information should be provided soon!
Self-Study Draft Has Been Completed and Circulated
Middle States Self-Study draft has been completed and circulated to the
community via email and placement in the Middle States
Self-Study community in Blackboard. The
Self-Study can be accessed here and
the Road Map to Assessment document here.
Please take some time to become familiar with
the documents. The Self-Study will form the basis of our Middle States Site
Team visit which begins March 23. The Roadmap guides
you in understanding the focus of the Self-Study as demonstrating our
compliance with the 14 standards.
questions should be sent to either Nicole Cameron Becketts (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Benjamin (email@example.com).
No Parking at LSB During Construction
do not park under the LSB during construction. Those who park there
will be ticketed and towed immediately!
Workshop on Social Security and Retirement Planning
Come learn why Social Security is an important
piece of your retirement puzzle! This workshop will answer some of the most
common questions concerning you and your Social Security benefits. Social
Security: One Piece of the Puzzle, Wednesday, Feb. 12 from noon-1 p.m.
in the Facilities Conference Room.
Professional development credit provided!
Meet with Jeannie Henry, Nationwide retirement specialist for
Baltimore City, Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Gaare
get answers to your retirement questions.
Appointments are recommended for anyone in need of assistance with the
- Enrolling in the MSRP 457b, 401k, 403b, Roth 457b or Roth 401k
- Increasing contributions to get on track for retirement savings
- Consolidating other retirement accounts from prior jobs to MSRP
- Reading quarterly statements in detail
- Completing the form for rolling over annual leave (vacation
time) into the plans (for those who are planning to retire)
- Reviewing investment selections and learning more about asset
allocation and diversification
You can conveniently make an appointment
through the new online scheduling system. Click here to arrange a 20-minute appointment in advance! For more information
contact Anna Rutah at 410-209-6002.
BCCC Leads Movement for Creation of
a STEM Collegiate Conference in
Faculty from the BCCC Science and Math
departments attended the 24th annual Association of Faculties
for the Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference at
Prince George＊s Community College in Largo Jan. 10. The keynote speaker was
Professor J角 Hon Vance who electrified the audience with his energetic exhortation
to teach with passion.
BCCC faculty are leading the move to have a
STEM conference in Maryland. The rationale for a state conference for STEM
disciplines is that many community college STEM faculty are conducting
undergraduate research, and both faculty and students need a place to
present their work and gain feedback from faculty at other community
colleges. Such input would be extremely valuable, especially for students
from smaller community colleges.
Refugee Assistance Program Celebrates New Partnerships
English as a Second Language services for refugees and asylees throughout
Baltimore City and Maryland, the BCCC Refugee Assistance Program works with
community partners as a strategy for creating awareness,
cost-effectiveness, and accessible education to potential students.
2013, the program established a solid partnership with the Most Precious
Blood (Catholic) parish in Northeast Baltimore to make ESL classes easily
accessible for older Bhutanese refugees living in the Frankford Community.
And since the beginning of the New Year, the program has initiated
conversations with Our Lady of Victory parish
in Catonsville to provide similar services to the large population of Burmese
refugees residing in that community.
to everyone in the Refugee Assistance Program!
EEO Training for Directors, Supervisors & Managers
up to speed on various federal and state non-discrimination laws and how
they apply to you. Learn your role as a member of the management team on
how to properly handle and enforce such laws. Included are the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and more. Review the information
below on upcoming training dates and times!
Campus, Fine Arts Wing - Mini Conference Center
Sessions limited to 20 attendees for each date)
contact Ms. Nicole Webb, HR Compliance Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for a specific
Friendly Reminder: Shipping and
Expedite handling of your incoming and outgoing
shipments by paying careful attention to the following steps:
Make sure the vendor has
your full name or the name you go by at BCCC;
Make sure the vendor has
the correct address 每 not just 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. but the building,
office number and/or Administrative Assistant contact information;
When items are on a PO and
purchased thru supervisors or procurement, make sure the PO lists the
person who should receive the items.
Following these small steps will allow for
speedy delivery and resolve any issue that may occur due to
Internship Available at 91.5FM WBJC - Deadline is Feb. 14
The Office of
Career Development and Employment Services is sponsoring an internship with
the College＊s very own radio station, 91.5FM WBJC! The application deadline
is Feb. 14. Contact Marilyn Hendricks at 410-462-8492 or email@example.com for more
Public Safety Parking
♂ Spring 2014 Parking Tags and IDs Available
and staff can purchase Spring 2014 parking tags from the ID Booth in the
Main Building. All employees who signed up for pre-tax parking through
payroll deduction can pick up parking hangtags from the ID booth or from
Tyra Lambert, Administrative Assistant, Public Safety. Pre-tax parking is
no longer available during this fiscal year.
Public Safety will be enforcing parking
regulations in ALL lots. All faculty and staff who are parking on the main
campus or west pavilion must have a valid parking hangtag.
♂Liberty Campus Parking
Due to limited parking on the main
campus, and a high demand for parking by our students, the Department of
Public Safety reminds faculty and staff the following:
Parking Lot D, located behind the Main
Building is designated for student parking ONLY. Faculty and staff
are NOT authorized to park in this lot. Violators will be ticketed.
Parking Lot E, located behind the Fine
Arts Wing and adjacent to Harper Hall is designated for faculty and
staff parking. Faculty and staff cannot park anywhere else on the main
campus 每 not in student parking or on the grass.
Effective immediately, Public Safety will
begin enforcing parking permit violations. So, be sure to park your vehicle
in the designated parking lot which corresponds with your parking hangtag.
Vehicles displaying a valid handicapped parking permit or Maryland
handicapped registration may park in any marked handicapped space.
After 4 p.m., all lots are open
parking for students, faculty and staff. Persons parking without regard to
campus parking regulations will be subject to a fine. Thank you for
Regular Payroll Schedule for FY 2014
The regular payroll schedule for FY 2014
is shown below. Timesheets must be submitted by 3 p.m. on the due date (this week rescheduled due to the weather):
New Contractual Openings
The Office of Human Resources announces
the following contractual positions are currently open:
Teacher I UPDATED!!!
CCAMPIS Evening Group
Classroom Teacher I
Recruitment and Admissions
Test Proctor NEW!!!
Please visit the link to all BCCC Jobs
in the left-hand column above!
Faculty Reminder: Time to Register for Advising
time for faculty to register for your six hours of advising
time for the upcoming spring 2014 semester.
to view the schedule and see available dates and times. Remember to keep a
record of your dates and times.
New Travel Guidelines Effective Jan. 1
Business and Finance Department has revised the College＊s travel guidelines
effective Jan. 1. Review the updated guidelines
here and access the new
Expense Report template and Mileage
Help Students Register for 2014 Academic Sessions
registration for the 2014 spring session is underway.
advisors: Be prepared to receive emails and phone calls from students
looking to schedule advising appointments. When you meet with your
students, remember to do the following in the Faculty Portal:
- Look at the
- Check the
- GAP the
student for courses
- Look for PRE
100 每 Have they taken it? If so, please remove that course from the
GAP requirements! If PRE 100 has not been scheduled 每 make that the
first course you list!
registration is in full swing. Please be sure to post both your advising
hours and email address on your door to ensure students can arrange a time
Business and Finance Information for CPC Card Holders
Effective now, CPC card holders
must submit their CPC statements and documentation on time. Any card holders who submit
this information to the Procurement department late more than three times
will have their card privileges revoked. Thank you for your cooperation.
Monthly CPC statements and documentation
are due to the Procurement department by the 10th of each month:
What＊s in Store for Our Next Virtual Campus?
College relies heavily on Blackboard as our learning management system
(LMS). We have a complete integration between Blackboard and our Student
Information System, and every course we offer has a presence on our LMS.
Blackboard has served as the BCCC LMS for 13 years 每 it is now time to
reassess its value to the College and determine whether we should continue
to use it or look to use another LMS that may be less costly.
Due Diligence Committee has spent the past four months researching various
learning management systems and will soon present a proposal to the IT
Committee about the best choice of a next learning management system, be it
Blackboard or a new option.
you would like to find more on the progress of the committee, contact
Dr. Diana Zilberman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-462-7719.
Alert Your Students: Low-Cost Quality Child Care Available
Clarence W. Blount Child Development Center has received the Child Care
Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant, which allows for an
expansion of services. The College will now be able to offer infant-toddler
school and evening school. The CCAMPIS grant is designed to provide
financial assistance to those who have received the Pell grant eligible or
Pell grant recipient families who are unable to afford the full cost of
quality child care.
families can apply for the CCAMPIS scholarship beginning in 2014. To
receive assistance through this program, students must:
- Be a
- Be enrolled
for at least six credits
- Have a
cumulative GPA of 2.5 (must remain in good academic standing for each
semester in which the child care grant is awarded)
workshop trainings and participate in survey and evaluation
one childcare grant will be awarded per family. Students receiving child
care subsidy from the State of Maryland are not eligible for participation
in the grant program.
more information, contact Ms. Jinaki
Kambui, director of the Clarence Blount Child Development Center at
IT Services Alert: Watch Out for Spam Emails
cautious when checking your College email 每 spammers have the capability to title spam emails to look as if they come
from BCCC. How can you tell if you have a spam email in your inbox? Look at
the address 每 if it has a title relevant
to the College but isn＊t sent from a
BCCC email account, it＊s probably spam.
Services will never ask for your password, especially via email, as that is
a security violation. Our standard procedure is to reset your password to
your previous password or give you an initial password via phone.
can you tell if an email in your inbox is spam? Click
to view an example of spam and learn about the anatomy of a spam email.
Vendor Requisition Information
you find no information or see that the vendor has changed when entering a
requisition or searching for a vendor in ADPICS or R*STARS, please contact
Yolanda Gault, vendor coordinator for these systems, at email@example.com or 410-209-6012
to create or update the vendor in the system. A W-9 and vendor quote should
be attached to the email. Click
to access a W-9 form.
Middle States Assessment: Our Shared Responsibility
The Self-Study helps us
identify our strengths and weaknesses toward accomplishing our mission, and
being accountable to external bodies. Learn more about the assessment
process. Detailed information about the Middle States Assessment and
accreditation is available. Faculty can access information here. Share
with your students this
Updated Student Profile Now Available
many of our students are first-time entrants? How are our undergraduates
distributed by major? How often do our entrants need remediation in
see our latest student profile from the Office of Institutional Research or
access the N: Drive, ※Institutional Research 每 Data and Outcomes§ to see
all recent reports.
Tip from ITS: Go Green 每 Just Do It!
part of the College-wide effort to ※go green,§ IT Services recommends all
PC and LCD monitors be shut down daily. Remembering to do small things like
this can save energy, ensure security and be largely beneficial for the
College community. It is not necessary for printers and scanners to be
turned off, as many of the newer models feature energy-saving modes.
Register for Training with the Assessment Office Today
Assessment Office is offering various trainings for faculty and staff
interested in learning more about the Practical Guide, Assessment Booklet
and Assessment Packet. Attendees will learn about behaviorally-based learning objectives, assessment measures,
designing effective delivery methods and course assignments, as well as
direct and indirect assessments. The goal of the training sessions is to
further assist faculty members in improving curriculum and teaching
The Assessment Office also offers
interactive Xitracs training. It is recommended interested faculty register
for these training sessions in small groups.
Reminder: Facilities and Operations Department Work Requests
forget - the Facilities and Operations Department must be given a minimum
of 72 business hours to process a work order.
making a key request, a Key Request Form must be filled out completely and
include proper authorization before submitting to the Facilities and
Operations Department. You will be notified via email when
keys are ready for pick up.
Inventory Reminder: PCAR Forms
remember to complete PCAR forms when moving or replacing inventory items
and submit them to your Inventory Control Assistant (ICA) for your department.
If you are uncertain who your ICA is or have any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Lawrence Briscoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or
For more information, click
Reinstituted College-Wide Assessment Committee
The College-Wide Assessment Committee (CWAC), reinstituted by
Dr. Anderson, is fully operational and has developed the
following mission statement:
Representing the College＊s diverse community of stakeholders, the
College-Wide Assessment Council (CWAC) has as its mission to review and
make recommendations for the outcomes assessment practices utilized by all
College divisions. Specifically, CWAC examines how the divisions
within the College determine goals and measures of their attainment, and
how they collect and analyze data to make decisions. CWAC plans to
establish a comprehensive annual review process documenting objectives,
outcomes, and resulting actions taken for improvement. CWAC Co-Chairs,
Dr. Sheila White-Daniels and
Dr. Carole Quine, invite members of the College community to
participate in a CWAC subcommittee.
If you have any questions or would like to participate with
CWAC, please contact Dr. Quine at email@example.com.