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Mayor Highlights ACE, BCCC Jobs Partnership
with MOED in BCED Press Conference
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake chose the Business and Continuing Education
Division as the site of a press conference yesterday highlighting her
administration’s job creation efforts, the BCCC ACE (Accelerated
Connections to Employment) program and the College’s active partnership
with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED). ACE integrates
basic and technical skills development employing the Maryland Integrated
Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) model.
press conference, which drew camera crews from three Baltimore television
networks and a reporter from the Baltimore Sun, was the perfect opportunity
to feature successful BCCC student Sherie Hopkins, who talked about her
experiences as a Multi-Skilled Medical Technician trainee. Hopkins is due
to graduate from the program in late August. According to Meintje
Westerbeek, BCCC Director of English Language Services who also spoke at
the press conference, “The citizens of Baltimore need accelerated
connections to employment. It is not enough simply to study and train.
We’re trying to put people to work and the MI-BEST model is a particularly
effective way to achieve that.”
Still Have to do Your Taxes?
Free Income Tax Assistance from BCCC Accounting Students
BCCC Accounting students, under the guidance of Professor
Brian R. Lazarus, CPA, Accounting Program Coordinator, are participating
in the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for
the first time.
The program requires students to pass multiple exams
administered by the IRS before they are deemed qualified to prepare
Income Tax returns to eligible members of the community free of charge.
Professor Lazarus has pioneered the integration of VITA as an
integral component of his Income Tax Accounting class and students are
required to provide a minimum of 20 hours of income tax assistance. This
VITA program is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Accounting
at Coppin University.
For more information about this program, please contact
Professor Brian R. Lazarus, MBA, CPA at 410 462 -7468 or Associate Dean
Bryant E. Evans, MPA, at 410 462 7696.
Today: Autism Presentation from Professor Bucher
Professor Richard Bucher, along with his wife, will present Lessons
Learned from Our Son Jimmy – Living with Autism, today, April 9 from
noon to 1:20 p.m. in Room 304 of the Main Building. The two will discuss
life with their son Jimmy and what it’s like to raise a child with autism.
more information, contact Dr. Bucher at 410-462-7667. This event is open to
the College community.
Annual BCCC Math Fair is Here!
annual Math Fair is scheduled to take place today, April 9 from noon
to 1:30 in the Mini Conference Center. Come celebrate Math Awareness Week!
Dating and Domestic Violence Workshop Wednesday
Did you know? April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Shawn Harrison, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Safety,
and Angela Donn from Student Support and Wellness Services, will facilitate Knowing the Warning Signs
and Symptoms: Addressing Students Who Are Experiencing Dating and Domestic
Violence, a staff development workshop being held today, April 9
from noon to 2 p.m. in the Gaare
will learn about the signs and symptoms of domestic violence, as well as
ways to help students dealing with it. The workshop will also discuss the
institutional compliance with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization
Act (VAWA). Click here to view more
information about VAWA.
Tomorrow: Employer Visibility Day with Johns Hopkins
The College will host an Employer Visibility Day with the Johns Hopkins
University Bloomberg School of Public Health today, April 9 from 10
a.m. to noon in Room 106 of the Main Building.
are asked to bring an updated resume. Click here to learn more.
“Free Yourself” with the Smoking Cessation Program
Student Support and Wellness Services, in conjunction with the Black Mental
Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc., will present the
“Free Yourself” anti-smoking program. The free group smoking cessation
classes will be held on Thursdays (April 10, 17, 24) from 3 to 5 p.m. on
the first floor of the South Pavilion. Attendees will have access to
individual counseling, support groups and patches. Both staff and students
trying to kick the habit are encouraged to participate!
interest meeting will be held today, April 9, from 12 to 1:30 in the
Tranquility Lounge. Click here to view an event flyer.
Allied Health Mixer: Tomorrow!
The School of Allied Health and Nursing, in conjunction with the Promise
Academy, will present the first Allied Health Mixer tomorrow, April
3 to 5 p.m. in Gaare Auditorium. Attendees will learn about the
challenges and the success that comes with being part of the BCCC Allied
Health Program. The event will feature guest speaker Gloria Lay, BSN, RN, a
BCCC Nursing Alumnae. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to view an event
Professor Jà Hon Vance…
The 5th Annual QUEST Conference will convene tomorrow,
April 10 and Friday, April 11 in the Mini Conference Center. The
keynote speakers are Dr. Marvin Cheatham, Sr., candidate for the Maryland
House of Delegates 40th District, and Mr. Damion Cooper, director of
Neighborhood Relations for the Baltimore City Council. The conference will
run each day from 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Click here for the current
Career Development Workshop
Office of Career Development & Employment Services is having its Career
Development Workshop tomorrow, April 10 from 10 a.m.- noon in Room 106 of the Main
Building. Click here to view the event
more information, contact Marilyn Hendricks, BCCC Career Development
Services Specialist, at 410-462-8492.
This Friday: Dental Hygiene’s Zumbathon Fundraiser
Freshmen Class of 2015 will host a two-hour Zumbathon Extravaganza Friday,
April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Center. This
event will feature raffles, refreshments and Zumba dance instructors Mona
Khacho, Stephanie Scott and Denere Hilton. Entry is $5, or $4 with a BCCC
ID. Come out and show your support!
Reminders from the E-Learning Department:
Your Course for the Quality Matters (QM) Review:
you taught an online or hybrid course for more than four semesters, please
consider submitting your course for the Quality Matters (QM) review.
The advantages for having
your online or hybrid course QM recognized are:
- Personal and professional recognition of a high
quality online/hybrid course
- Middle States commendations for maintaining online
offerings of high quality
- Creating a culture of excellence in the Academic
- Having your course acknowledged on the QM website
Steps for having your online or
hybrid course QM recognized and timeline.
- Respond to this email and copy your associate dean
and dean, indicating your willingness and commitment to follow through
- Enroll and complete successfully the two-week
course called Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR). The
course is free for all attendees (a $25 per person technology fee will
be paid by the E-Learning Department). The course will be taught by
Diana Zilberman and offered from Wednesday, June 4 through
Wednesday, June 18.
- Prepare your course for the QM review by the end of
- Submit your course for review in September
- Have your course QM recognized in December
E-Learning Department would like to have at least 15 faculty members
participate in this process. If you are interested, email Diana Zilberman
and associate deans, please encourage your faculty to have their online or
hybrid courses QM reviewed. Many thanks for your support in this effort!
the Impact of E-Learning at Community Colleges:
Instructional Technology Council (ITC) recently published information about
the impact of E-Learning at community colleges. Click here to view the article
and learn more about how technology has affected teaching and learning in
BCCC Cafeteria: Closed for Spring Break
The College cafeteria will be closed Monday, April 14 through Friday,
April 18 for spring break.
Tell Your Students: Sign Up for a STEM Scholarship
Now through April 15!
STEM Scholars Program at BCCC is an incredible opportunity to join a
cutting-edge learning community devoted to excellence in science,
technology, engineering and math. Receive up to $4,150 in scholarships per
academic year. Get on the road to success! For more information, click here or contact Professor
Marianna Gleger at email@example.com.
Save the Date! Administrative Professionals’ Day Later this
reminder for all administrative professionals (administrative assistants,
office assistants, administrative coordinators (PIN and contractual
administrative support staff) – Administrative Professionals’ Day is Wednesday,
April 23. Invitations and details will be forwarded.
Voter Registration Day a Week from Tomorrow
to vote? If the answer is no, take advantage of the BCCC Voter Registration
Day, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Register to vote from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Service Wing Lobby. Click here to learn more.
Like the College on Facebook!
official College Facebook
page is a popular place to hang out and join the
community conversation! As of today, 1,396 people follow the page and
it’s one of the top places to communicate with students. Nearly every day
we receive inquiries about academic programs, how to enroll, the
admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships.
and prospective students contact us on the page for immediate answers to their
questions. Facebook is a major touchpoint of the College! Going forward,
the need for BCCC faculty and staff to be knowledgeable of this vital
social media resource will only grow. You control the level of your
engagement - and privacy.
Consider joining Facebook today and Like our page! For more information,
contact Bill Fleming in IAMR at 410-209-6041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Increases Now in Effect
as of yesterday, all eligible positions will receive an in-grade single
step increase. If you have reached the highest step in your grade, you are
NOT eligible for this step increase.
checks dated April 9 will only include one day at the new rate. The pay
check dated April 23 will include the full increase.
The Department of Budget and Management has announced its approval for FY14
employee health holidays during the month of April. Bi-weekly employees
will receive two health holidays. No health deductions (dental, medical and
prescription) will be taken from regular employee paychecks for these
health holidays on April 9 and April 23.
because April has three pay period ending dates for regular bi-weekly
employees, all health deductions (dental, medical, prescription, term life,
AD&D, Flex Spending and Long Term care) will be skipped for the pay
period ending date April 29. These will be reflected in paychecks issued
bi-weekly employees will receive three consecutive paychecks with no or
limited health deductions.
New Shuttle Bus Hours Now in Effect
BCCC shuttle bus service will operate under the following schedule through the rest of the semester:
Pavilion and UMI Building
Building and West Pavilion
schedule will repeat hourly, with the last stop at Liberty Campus at 10
p.m. Persons needing special accommodations should contact Public Safety at
Retirement Planning for Women Workshop
and men face different concerns and challenges when it comes to
accumulating enough money for retirement.
upcoming Retirement Planning for Women workshop on
from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gaare Auditorium will discuss the obstacles
women face when planning for their retirement, and how to manage them.
Supplemental Retirement Questions?
with Jeannie Henry, the Nationwide retirement specialist, Wednesday, April
23, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in
the Mini Conference Center to assist those that have questions about
Appointments are recommended for anyone in need of
assistance with the following:
Enrolling in the MSRP 457b, 401k, 403(b) Roth 457b or
Roth 401k plans
Increasing contributions to get on track for
Consolidating other retirement accounts from prior
jobs to the MSRP plans
Reading the 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.
First Steps to Retirement Planning Workshop Coming to BCCC
Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans will present First Steps to
Retirement Planning, a half-day seminar that will help early to
mid-career State employees make sound financial decisions in planning for
seminar will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
in the Mini Conference Center.
- Your Pension
- Understanding Social Security
- Overview of 401(k)/457/403(b)
- How to read your MSRP Statement and Using the
Interactive Retirement Planning Tool
- The seminar will also include one-on-one
you would like to attend the seminar, please verify with your supervisor
that you may attend and send your information to email@example.com.
Click here to view an event
flyer and learn more about how to reserve a spot.
BCCC is Hiring!
New Positions Now Posted!
The Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified
candidates for the following positions:
- Talent Acquisition Coordinator
- Associate Director of Human Resources
- Manager of Non-Credit
Click here to learn more about these
positions! Please visit the link to all BCCC Jobs in the left-hand column above!
The Professional Development Calendar Has Been Updated!
on the links below to review the Professional Development calendar and
descriptions for upcoming workshops.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Your supervisor MUST be copied. It is
not necessary to copy HR staff. We will access your request through the
PDregister web account.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Training
will be two FMLA training sessions held for directors, supervisors and
managers. Each training session will teach attendees about the following:
The history of FMLA
FMLA notice requirements
Supervisor’s role in FMLA compliance
Frequently Asked Questions about FMLA
Overlap of FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation laws
Difference between intermittent FMLA and full FMLA
training session will be limited to 35 attendees and will be held from 10
to 11:30 a.m. in the Mini Conference Center. The training dates are:
Thursday, April 24
Thursday, May 22
contact Ms. Michelle Williams, HR Employee Labor Relations Administrator,
at email@example.com to RSVP for
a specific date.
Business and Finance News - Fiscal Year End
In preparation for the end of the fiscal
year, please note and adhere to the following deadlines:
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
submitting FY15 requisitions to the Procurement Office
request for any requisitions using FY14 funding, providing all backup
documentation is included
travel reimbursements for payment in FY14 to Accounts Payable. If travel
is in June, then submit by July 3
spring tuition reimbursement requests to
holders must submit May 2014 CPC statements with original receipts to the
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 Accounting/Bursar’s Office.
Office-Main Building, Room 51C
Pavilion, Room 228
Pavilion, Room 237
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.