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Important: Middle States Accreditation Team Meeting Times
Click here to access the
updated 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 email@example.com.
don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to participate in the
College’s accreditation process!
Are you Ready? Middle States Accreditation
2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Let's Be Middle
Students, Staff Rock the House at Reaffirmation Rally
was “all hands on deck” and a healthy amount of clapping and feet stomping
yesterday in the P.E. Center, as students and staff came together to make a
little noise in anticipation of next week’s visit of the accreditation team
from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Members of the Frederick Douglass
High School Marching Band put the spirit in the air as faculty, staff,
student club representatives and members of the student government kicked
off the College’s decennial reaccreditation process, which begins with an
exhaustive Self-Study of all College operations and concludes with next
week’s visit and review. Dr. Carolyn Anderson, who waved pom-poms with the
students atop the east bleachers, reaffirmed everyone’s stake in, and
ability to contribute to, the process.
ACBSP Concludes Visit
marked the conclusion of the ACBSP site team’s campus visit. The site team
had been on campus since Sunday, March 16, to validate information
submitted in the Business and Technology Self-Study document, which can be
accessed here. Thanks to everyone from
the Business and Technology programs for their hard work!
above are members of the ACBSP Accreditation team with Dr. Anderson, Dr.
Tonja Ringgold, VPAA, and Professor Brian Lazarus, Accounting Program
Coordinator, and members of the Accounting Advisory Board.
BCCC’s Got Talent – First Round of Auditions Today!
students looking to show off their talents? Encourage them to try out for
the BCCC’s Got Talent show, which will be sponsored by the Office of
Student Life, the 4A Program and PSTS. Audition days are shown below:
– 5:30 p.m.
a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
– 3:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
Business and Finance News:
Year End Deadlines
preparation for the end of the fiscal year, please note and adhere to the
Cutoff date for FY14 requisition submission for Procurement over $25,000
Report the status of all open purchase orders to Accounts Payable. You must
report whether or not PO’s should remain open or be closed. The default
will be to close them at year end if no written notification has been made
Begin submitting FY15 requisitions to the Procurement Office
Final request for any requisitions using FY14 funding, providing all backup
documentation are included
Submit travel reimbursements for payment in FY14 to Accounts Payable. If
travel is in June, then submit by July 3.
Submit spring tuition reimbursement requests to Accounts Payable
CPC holders must submit May 2014 CPC statements with original receipts to
the Procurement Office
holders must submit June 2014 CPC statements with original receipts
to the Procurement Office
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
Office-Main Building, Room 51C
Pavilion, Room 228
Pavilion, Room 237
For Your Students in Need of Credits…
Space Still Available in ES110!
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,
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).
2014 Speech Contest
staff and students are all invited to attend the second annual BCCC Speech
Contest tomorrow, March 21 at noon in the Fine Arts Theatre.
Finalists will be presenting their informative, thought-provoking and
4A Program: Upcoming Events
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.
March 25, 2014
Affairs Atrium (Lower Level)
your Life Saving Donation TODAY.
Click here to schedule an
appointment or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code:
053426. Alternatively, call
reason to donate blood? Watch these inspiring videos
from grateful blood recipients. For questions on eligibility please call
Donor Services at 1-866-236-3276.
Inventory Time is Around the Corner…
The Liberty bookstore will be closed Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday,
March 27 for inventory.
The Garífuna Hospital in Honduras
Learn about the story behind the first
free and holistic health care system on Honduras’ Caribbean coast Friday,
March 28 during the Revolutionary Medicine: Story of the Garífuna
Hospital presentation at 7:15 in the Gaare Auditorium. The hospital –
the first to be established in Afro-Indigenous Garífuna communities, stands
as an alternative to the increasingly privatized national health system.
Built, administered and defended by the communities it serves, the hospital
has become a symbol of Garífuna self-determination. Learn more about the
hospital and its story and hear how you can make a difference.
The event will be preceded by a drumming
workshop with the Lumalali Garífuna drummers from 6 to 6 p.n. in the Mini
Conference Center. Both events are free and open to the public.
Reminder from the Central Receiving and the Mail Center
be advised that effective immediately, all personal packages that are
delivered to the College will be refused or returned to sender.
The Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified
candidates for the following positions:
Professional Development & Performance Coordinator
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!
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
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, Wednesday, April 9
from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Students interested
in participating in the poster presentation must complete the team
registration form and submit it to email@example.com
or Mr. Pierce or Professor Saunders in room 168 of the Main Building no
later than tomorrow, March 20. The registration form can be accessed
Click here for more
information about Math Awareness Week!
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 N. Gay St.).
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
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
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. Six
sessions will be held through April.
This class will teach attendees more about the Horseshoe Casino brand,
hiring requirements and 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.