Access today’s enrollment data for the 2014 Winter and Spring sessions here.
Professor Omo-Osagie Comments on FOX45
about Governor Martin O’Malley’s possible run for the White House - independent of
any decision by potential rival Hillary Clinton - was the
perfect opportunity for BCCC Professor of Political Science and History
Solomon I. Omo-Osagie to comment on the Governor’s plans, this past
Monday on FOX45. “It’s going to energize him and his base,” Omo-Osagie
said, “because he can claim he can think independently and act
fall, Omo-Osagie took a group of students to the Baltimore Council on
Foreign Affairs where each had the opportunity to meet the director of the
National Security Agency. Click here to view the clip
from Monday’s broadcast.
Celebrate Black History Month with
1976, the month of February has been designated as Black History Month.
This annual celebration recognizes black American achievements, as well
as the central role of African Americans in U.S. History. It’s important
we take time to immerse ourselves in the past and honor and remember the
history and accomplishments of African-Americans from all walks of life.
will highlight events taking place throughout the month in celebration of
Black History Month.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, QUEST: The Journal of Higher Education
Excellence, in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Program and the
English Department, will present A Conversation with Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center.
4A Program Speaker Series- Life Isn’t Fair
the 4A Program for Life Isn’t Fair, the next installment of its
Speaker Series, Wednesday, Feb. 26
from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre
The event will feature guest speaker
Brian Banks, former high school football player falsely accused of a crime
which he was later exonerated. Come here his inspirational story of triumph
over tragedy and the power of forgiveness. Click here
to view an event flyer.
tuned for updates about additional Black History Month activities!
Men’s and Women’s Team Gear Up for MD
Baltimore City Community College men's and women’s basketball teams are
gearing up to head into the MD JUCO Tournament. The final seeding has yet
to be announced, but both Panthers’ teams will host a home game in the
Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 11.
men’s team will be in action at home tonight, Feb. 6, against
Community College of Philadelphia at 7 p.m.
admission is $5.00, $2.00 for BCPS and free admissions for faculty and
students with a valid I.D.
National Wear Red Day: Go Red for Women
you know? Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United
States, affecting one women every minute. In the time it takes you to read
this, another woman will lose her battle with heart disease.
spread awareness in the fight against heart disease in women – celebrate National
Wear Red Day tomorrow, Feb. 7. All BCCC students, faculty and staff
are encouraged to wear red and visit the Student Atrium between the hours
of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Promise Academy will be accepting donations in
support of the nationwide effort to end heart disease in women.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Questioning 101
Student Supper and Wellness Services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Questioning 101 Workshop next Wednesday, Feb. 12, from
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Tranquility
Lounge (Room 5 of the Main Building). Featured Jill Weaverling from Case-Brexton
Health Services will discuss these different sexual identities and answer
any questions. All sexualities/identities are welcome.
workshop will be followed up by a six-week long confidential LGBTQ support
group starting Wednesday, Feb. 19 and taking place every Wednesday from
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 114 of
Supplemental Retirement Questions?
with Jeannie Henry, Nationwide retirement specialist for Baltimore City, Wednesday,
Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Gaare Auditorium to get answers
to your retirement questions.
are recommended for anyone in need of assistance with the following:
- Enrolling in the MSRP 457b, 401k, 403b, Roth 457b
or Roth 401k plans
- Increasing contributions to get on track for
- Consolidating other retirement accounts from prior
jobs to MSRP plans
- 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
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
Workshop on Social Security and
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, Thursday, Feb. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in
the Facilities Conference Room. Professional development credit provided!
Help Students Get Interview-Ready
Office of Career Development and Employment Services will host the Career
Development Workshop next Thursday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in
Room 106 of the Main Building. Encourage your students to attend to learn
about time management, interview techniques, how to write an effective
resume and how to dress for success. Click here to view an event
College will host Financial Aid workshops for students Feb. 17 – 28
in Room 106 of the Main Building. Students are encouraged to complete their
FAFSA forms by March 1 to be
eligible for Maryland statewide awards.
Click here for more
information about session times.
EEO Training for Directors,
Supervisors & Managers
Get 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! The first training session will take place today, Feb. 6.
Liberty Campus, Fine Arts Wing - Mini Conference
(Please Note – Sessions
limited to 20 attendees for each date)
Feb. 20, 2014
March 6, 2014
March 20, 2014
Please contact Ms. Nicole Webb, HR
Compliance Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for a specific date.
Timesheet Reminder: Delayed Opening
the timesheets due Feb. 18, be sure to use Leave Code 72 (Emergency
Release) for today’s delayed opening.
Also, remember to register for
e2Campus - access the
registration form here - and
check on our website for weather related closings and delays.
Reminder: Spring 2014 Student Service Hours
Add/Drop period has now ended and offices have now resumed regular student
service hours for the remainder of the semester. Click here to view hours and learn more.
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 information.
Welcome Chris Jordan, the New Temporary Web Specialist!
welcome Christopher Jordan to BCCC as the Temporary Web Specialist.
comes to BCCC after returning from Zimbabwe, where he and his wife spent
the last year and a half working as volunteers. Chris comes to the College
with 15 years of experience as a graphic design artist. He also has worked
in web development. Chris looks forward to working with faculty and staff
on website projects.
can be reached at 410-209-6031 or via email at CJordan@bccc.edu.
Disability Support Services Reminder:
Promote Your College Events with an Eye Toward Disabilities
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 scheduled event.
Life Sciences Building Moves – Spring 2014
Click here to access current
information for all Life Sciences Building moves for the upcoming semester.
Work continues on the building and more information should be provided
Self-Study Draft Has Been Completed
The 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.
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
Any 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
Please do not park under the LSB during
construction. Those who park there will be ticketed and towed
Friendly Reminder: Shipping and Receiving
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 – 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
these small steps will allow for speedy delivery and resolve any issue that
may occur due to miscommunication!
Spring 2014 Parking Tags and
Faculty 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
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
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 – not in student parking or on the grass.
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 your cooperation.
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):
The Office of Human Resources announces the
following contractual positions are currently open:
Administrative Assistant III NEW!!!
Assistant Classroom Teacher I UPDATED!!!
CCAMPIS Evening Group Leader UPDATED!!
CCAMPIS Project Coordinator UPDATED!!!
Classroom Teacher I UPDATED!!!
Recruitment and Admissions Advisor
Test Proctor NEW!!!
Please visit the
link to all BCCC Jobs in the left-hand column above!
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.
statements and documentation are due to the Procurement department by the
10th of each month:
Alert Your Students: Low-Cost
Quality Child Care Available
The 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.
Eligible families can apply for the CCAMPIS
scholarship beginning in 2014. To receive assistance through this program,
- Be a Pell-eligible
- Be enrolled for at least
- Have a cumulative GPA of
2.5 (must remain in good academic standing for each semester in which
the child care grant is awarded)
- Attend workshop trainings
and participate in survey and evaluation activities
Only 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.
For more information, contact Ms. Jinaki Kambui, director of the Clarence
Blount Child Development Center at 410-462-7460.
IT Services Alert: Watch Out for
Be cautious when checking your College email –
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
– if it has a title relevant to the College but isn’t sent from a BCCC email account, it’s probably
IT 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.
How can you tell if an email in your inbox is
here to view an example of spam and learn about the
anatomy of a spam email.
Vendor Requisition Information
If 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
here to access a W-9 form.
Updated Student Profile Now
How many of our students are first-time entrants?
How are our undergraduates distributed by major? How often do our
entrants need remediation in math?
here to see our latest
student profile from the Office of Institutional Research or access
the N: Drive, “Institutional Research – Data and Outcomes” to see all
Register for Training with the
Assessment Office Today
The 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 practices.
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
Don’t forget - the Facilities and Operations
Department must be given a minimum of 72 business hours to process a work
When 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
Please 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 email@example.com or
410-462-8436. For more information, click
Reinstituted College-Wide Assessment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.