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Important: Middle States Accreditation Team Meeting Times
Click here to access the
schedule of meeting times with the Middle States Accreditation Team from
Monday, March 24 through Wednesday, March 26. Peruse the schedule carefully
to see which time slot is appropriate for you to attend. If you have any
questions, please contact Tonja Ringgold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to participate in the
College’s accreditation process!
Are you Ready? Middle States Accreditation
9 Days and Counting. Last Minute Needs?
Are you prepared for our upcoming Middle States visit March
23-26? If you answer NO to
any of the questions below, it's time to get moving...
I have attended a Middle States Readiness
I have cleaned my office and surrounding
My bulletin boards are tidy and all
information is current.
My instructional spaces are clean, neat,
and all furniture is in good repair.
I have read the Board of Trustees
approved updated Strategic Plan
I have read the Middle States Self-Study
document and know how the Standards relate to me and the job I do at the
If you find that you are not ready for the Middle States visit,
here are a few things you can do immediately:
Attend a Middle States Readiness
Workshop. There are at least two per
week. Look at the schedule posted in the Daily News.
If you need assistance with preparing your
physical/instructional spaces, call Patrick Word in Facilities at
The Middle States Self-Study is posted in
the Daily News; take time to read the document and know how it
relates to you and your area.
For more information relative to Middle States contact Dr.
Tonja L. Ringgold, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Accreditation Liaison Officer at email@example.com or
Let's Be Middle
Come show your
school spirit before the upcoming Middle States Accreditation visit! Join
staff, faculty and students as we
Re-affirmation, Wednesday, March 19 from noon to 2 p.m.
in the Physical Education Center. Don’t miss the Frederick Douglass High
School Marching Band perform. You are encouraged to wear a red top to show
your Panther pride. Click here to view the event
Middle States Readiness Workshops: Now in Session
faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a Middle States readiness
workshop before the Middles States Commission on Higher Education visits
the BCCC campus
March 23-26. Professional
development credit is available to all attendees. Times and locations for
all upcoming workshops can be viewed below:
– 1 p.m.
a.m. - Noon
a.m. - Noon
– 1 p.m.
ACBSP Site Visit: Four Days Away!
of the Business and Technology Department’s programs are accredited by the
Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Programs
are reaffirmed every 10 years.
of the ACBSP site team will be on-campus to validate the information
submitted in the B&T Self-Study document March 16-19.
Click here to access the
document. Please take a moment to become familiar with the document and be
prepared to respond to questions, should the site visit team have any for
you or your area.
A Message from Student Affairs VP Ron Smith
behalf of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, we would like to thank
each and everyone one of you for your tremendous support of our teams this
have had an increase in student, faculty staff and administration
participation all year! This was especially noticeable during the MD JUCO
Conference Tournament Championships. Both the men’s and women’s teams were
victorious and named the new champions, in front of a capacity crowd – by
far the largest crowed we’ve had for a women’s home game in many years.
During the Region Championship game in Hagerstown last week, the men’s team
had more fans in the crowd than the home team. Your support was also
evident during the District Championship – we cannot express how exciting
it was to have a full bus take BCCC fans more than four hours away to the
game in New York.
have been incredibly proud to represent BCCC – not only during these games,
but throughout the entire season. Thank you for all of your support! We
appreciate you all. See you next season!
Environmental Science Club Will Revitalize Trinity Gardens
the approach of spring, Professors Wendweson Fikire and Richard Danforth - and student members of the BCCC
2014 Environmental Science Club (pictured yesterday with Professor Fikire) - will revitalize Trinity Gardens,
the special community reflective place and garden path established by the
former owners of Liberty West, Bon Secours
Baltimore Health System, to commemorate the old Provident and Lutheran
Hospitals, Liberty Medical Center and all who built them.
The spot represents an ideal setting for
environmental education and remediation as well as a visible opportunity to
improve community aesthetics and goodwill. The place features a small
goldfish pool still inhabited by several live goldfish, a stream and donated
paving stones and park benches. As part of the College’s acquisition of the
property in 2011, BCCC pledged to honor the historical significance and
beauty of the garden, and work to ensure its preservation.
The Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified
candidates for the following positions:
Professional Development & Performance
Bilingual Recruitment & Admissions Advisor
Vice President, IAMR
Click here to learn more about these positions. Please visit the link to all BCCC Jobs in the left-hand column above!
Starting Next Week
that the men’s and women’s basketball seasons have come to an end,
interested faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage
of the Open Gym starting next week.
Gym will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays and
for Open Gym usage:
Currently enrolled in classes
Proper attire (court shoes – no boots permitted)
Remain respectful and refrain from the use of
Sign the Sign-In sheet
Next Week: Professional Development Workshop
Shining Star Customer Service workshop will be held Tuesday, March 18 from
10 a.m. to noon in the West Pavilion Auditorium. This workshop will
increase participants’ understanding and appreciation for BCCC’s internal
and external customers and will teach attendees skills for creating
positive customer service encounters.
register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your supervisor must be copied. All levels of faculty and staff needing
improvement in the customer service area are encouraged to attend.
Spring Into Health Fair – Next Week!
in conjunction with Total Health Fairs, will host a Health Fair Wednesday,
March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Wing Atrium. Local
vendors will exhibit numerous health-related products and services
promoting mental, physical and spiritual wellness. The event will also
feature a food truck selling gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and free
massages, health screenings and raffles. One hour of professional
development credit will be given to attendees. Click here to view an event
For Your Students in Need of Credits!
BCCC announces a new online
environmental science course for non-science majors! ES110 - a 3-credit
course offered during Accelerated II - begins Monday, March 24. The last
day of classes is May 25. Students must have access to a computer
connected to the Internet, must be computer literate, and, if taking an
online course for the first time, attend orientation.
Have your student meet with an advisor and register
today! All persons signing up for the course will become automatic members
of the BCCC Environmental Science Club (pictured).
ES110 involves the study of the fundamental physical, biological and
ecological principles of environmental science. The course will review
cause-and-effect relationships underlying environmental issues. Topics
focus on understanding how the world works at the level of the natural
environment, how the natural environment regenerates natural resources and
how this generative capacity is being affected by human activities. For
more information, contact Professors Richard Danforth (410-637-3804) or
Wendweson Fikire (410-462-8462).
4A Program Updates:
& Personal Growth Workshop
the 4A Program tonight, March 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 256 of
the Main Building for for the Self-Discovery & Personal Growth
Workshop. Attendees will learn about self-improvement and how to improve
self-awareness and build on personal strengths.
everything you need to know about how to write a book during the
Story-Telling: Book Writing/Publishing workshop Wednesday, March 19 from
1 to 3 p.m. in Room 258 of the Main Building. Author, filmmaker and native
Baltimorean D. Watkins will teach attendees everything there is to know
about creating a book, from developing a plot to drafting dialogue.
Your Own Business
you have students interested in starting their own business, but are unsure
of where to start? Encourage them to attend the Starting Your Own Business
workshop Monday, March 24 from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 310 of the Main
Building. Attendees will learn how to start and operate a successful
business in Maryland.
Later This Month: Black Men Speak Conference
4A Program will host its first Black Men Speak Conference
from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. Come hear panelists speak
about topics ranging from fatherhood, spirituality and black men’s roles in
the family to media’s perception of black men, sports and civic
responsibility. Click here to learn more.
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! The next and final training
session is Thursday, March 20. The session is limited to 20
Campus, Fine Arts Wing - Mini Conference Center
contact Ms. Nicole Webb, HR Compliance Officer, at email@example.com to RSVP for a specific date.
2014 Speech Contest
staff and students are all invited to attend the second annual BCCC Speech
Contest Friday, March 21 at noon in the Fine Arts Theatre. Finalists
will be presenting their informative, thought-provoking and entertaining
Next Month – Home Sweet Baltimore Event
into buying a new home? Be sure to check out the Home Sweet Baltimore
event, taking place Thursday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Baltimore War Memorial (101 North Gay Street). Lenders and developers will
be on-site to answer your home-buying questions. The event will also
feature workshops that will teach you how to get closer to your dream of
owning a home. Click here for more
Regular Payroll Schedule for FY 2014
regular payroll schedule for FY 2014 is shown below. Timesheets must be
submitted by 3 p.m. on the due date.
Check Out the Citizenship Program on Facebook!
in learning more about what’s happening with the BCCC Citizenship
Preparation Program? Head over to its Facebook
updates about the program. Be sure to like the page and share it with your
BCCC Math Awareness Week: April 2-9
you know? April is Math Awareness Month! Help celebrate by taking part in
the Mathematics & Engineering Department’s Math Awareness Week April
2-9. Activities will include the sixth annual Math Fair, taking place
Wednesday, April 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Click here for more
E-Learning Reminder: iPads in Your
to add iPads to your class experience, but unsure of where to start?
Click here to access a guide
created by the E-Learning Department for ideas of how to use iPads with
your students. Learn more about different apps and how you can use them to
make your course interactive and exciting.
first ten faculty to contact the E-Learning Department will have the
opportunity to borrow an iPad for a week to learn more about how it works
and how to incorporate it into their students’ learning.
Be in the Know: Register for e2Campus
in the know about College closings and delayed openings with e2Campus!
registration form here and check the BCCC website for
weather related closings and delays.
Life Sciences Building Update: Fourth Floor Now Open
fourth floor labs of the Life Sciences Building are now open. All students
should go to the fourth floor for their scheduled labs. Biology 102 lab
students should go to Room 409.
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
remember that there is no parking permitted under the LSB during
construction. Those who park there will be ticketed and towed immediately!
Tell Your Students: Legendary Academy Info Sessions
any of your students looking for a job? Be sure to tell them about the
Legendary Academy, a two-day class designed to provide further information
about the Horseshoe Casino opening in Baltimore later this year. There will
be six sessions held through April. This class will teach attendees more
about the Horseshoe Casino brand, its hiring requirements and the current
job opportunities available. Those who attend the Legendary Academy will
receive special hiring consideration.
Click here to learn more,
including when the six sessions will take place and how to RSVP.
Business and Finance: Checks Received
to the College’s Cash Management Procedures, any checks made out to
Baltimore City Community College must be given to General Accounting for
processing. Please do not bring any checks to the Cashier’s window.
Failure to comply with established procedures may result in an audit
finding for the College. If you have any questions, please contact the
General Accounting/Bursar’s Office.
Office-Main Building, Room 51C
Pavilion, Room 228
Pavilion, Room 237