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Things To Know


 

Know Your BCCC Facts!

Access the current academic

year fact sheet here.

 

President’s Speaking

Request Form

Access here


Need a College
Business Card?
Contact Ms. Tyneshia Wiggins, IAMR Administrative Assistant at TWiggins@bccc.edu to obtain a business card request form to place an order.

 

The Speakers Bureau
is Back!

Learn More


Check out the Office of Institutional Research Statistical Data

View the updated
Strategic Plan

Key Request Policies

Need to have a key made? Send a Key Request/Agreement/Return form to the Facilities and Operations Department. You will receive an email notification when your key is ready to be picked up.

 


 

BCCC Jobs

See all job postings here

 


 

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Enrollment Update
Access today’s daily enrollment data here!


 

Trustees Attend Reception at Governor’s Residence

 

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Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees members Jay Hutchins and the Rev. S. Todd Yeary, Ph.D., attended Governor Martin O’Malley’s annual Sine Die (adjournment of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly Session) April 7 at the Governor’s residence.

 

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Christopher Falkenhagen, Director of Legislative Affairs and Government Relations, was also in attendance. Governor O’Malley has always been a strong supporter of BCCC. (Photos by Jay Baker, Governor’s press office).

 


 

Reminder from the ITS Security Office: Data Security and You

Click here to view information from the ITS Security Office about data security and to learn about the importance of being mindful of it both at work and on-the-go.

 


 

Still Have to do Your Taxes?

Free Income Tax Assistance from BCCC Accounting Students

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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.


 

“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 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the South Pavilion.

 

The first session will take place today, April 10, followed by meetings on April 17 and April 24. Attendees will have access to individual counseling, support groups and patches. Both staff and students trying to kick the habit are encouraged to participate! Click here to learn more.   

 


 

Career Development Workshop

The Office of Career Development & Employment Services is having its Career Development Workshop today, April 10 from 10 a.m.- noon in Room 106 of the Main Building. Click here to view the event flyer.

 

For more information, contact Marilyn Hendricks, BCCC Career Development Services Specialist, at 410-462-8492.

 


 

Allied Health Mixer: This Afternoon!
The School of Allied Health and Nursing, in conjunction with the Promise Academy, will present the first Allied Health Mixer today, April 10 from
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 flyer.   

 


From Professor Jà Hon Vance…
The 5th Annual QUEST Conference will convene today, April 10 and tomorrow, 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 conference schedule!


 

Tomorrow: Dental Hygiene’s Zumbathon Fundraiser
The Freshmen Class of 2015 will host a two-hour Zumbathon Extravaganza tomorrow, 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!

 


 

BCCC Cafeteria: Closed for Spring Break

Reminder: The College cafeteria will be closed Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18 for spring break.

 


 

Business and Finance Reminder: Budget Deadlines
The preparation of next year’s operating budget is currently underway. The FY15 budget follows a modified zero-base and includes a component for linking all expenditures to the College’s Strategic Plan.

Please note the following budget deadlines:

·         Friday, April 18 – Budgets due to Budget Office

·         Friday, April 25 _ Budgets returned to Divisions for revisions

·         Monday, May 5 – Budgets due back to Budget Office

·         Thursday, May 15 – College budget due to President

·         Tuesday, May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees


 

Reminders from the E-Learning Department:

Submit Your Course for the Quality Matters (QM) Review:

If 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 Affairs Division
  • Having your course acknowledged on the QM website

 

Steps for having your online or hybrid course QM recognized and timeline.

  1. Respond to this email and copy your associate dean and dean, indicating your willingness and commitment to follow through the process
  2. 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.
  3. Prepare your course for the QM review by the end of August
  4. Submit your course for review in September
  5. Have your course QM recognized in December

 

The E-Learning Department would like to have at least 15 faculty members participate in this process. If you are interested, email Diana Zilberman at dzilberman@bccc.edu.

 

Deans and associate deans, please encourage your faculty to have their online or hybrid courses QM reviewed. Many thanks for your support in this effort!

 

Tracking the Impact of E-Learning at Community Colleges:

The 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 higher education.

 


 

Tell Your Students: Sign Up for a STEM Scholarship

Now through April 15!

The 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 mgleger@bccc.edu.

 


 

CADD Open House

The CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting and Design) Club will host an open house Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 53 of the Main Building (the CADD lab).

 

The open house will include an open lab and student project presentation. Attendees will also be introduced to computer-aided drafting and design.

 

Click here to view an event flyer.

 


 

Save the Date! Administrative Professionals’ Day Later this Month

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A 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 – Two Weeks from Today

Registered 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. on Thursday, April 24 in the Student Service Wing Lobby. Click here to learn more.

 


 

Like the College on Facebook!

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The 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.

 

Students 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 wfleming@bccc.edu.

 


Step Increases Now in Effect
As of now, 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.

Pay checks dated April 9 will only include one day at the new rate. The pay check dated April 23 will include the full increase.


Health Holiday Announcement
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.

Also, 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 May 7.

Regular bi-weekly employees will receive three consecutive paychecks with no or limited health deductions.


 

New Shuttle Bus Hours Now in Effect

The BCCC shuttle bus service will operate under the following schedule through the rest of the semester:

 

7 a.m.              

Liberty Campus

7:05 a.m.

West Pavilion and UMI Building

7:15 a.m.

Bio Park

7:30 a.m.

Harbor Campus

7:45 a.m.

UMI Building and West Pavilion

8 a.m.

Liberty Campus

 

This schedule will repeat hourly, with the last stop at Liberty Campus at 10 p.m. Persons needing special accommodations should contact Public Safety at
410-462-7700. 

 


 

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Retirement Planning for Women Workshop

Women and men face different concerns and challenges when it comes to accumulating enough money for retirement.

 

The upcoming Retirement Planning for Women workshop on

Wednesday, April 23 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.

 


 

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Supplemental Retirement Questions?

Meet 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 retirement.


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 retirement savings

·         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

 

You 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

The 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 retirement.

 

The seminar will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center.

 

Topics will include:

  • 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 meetings/plan enrollment

If you would like to attend the seminar, please verify with your supervisor that you may attend and send your information to reservations.msrp@maryland.gov.

 

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 Health Care

 

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!

Click on the links below to review the Professional Development calendar and descriptions for upcoming workshops.

 

 

To register, email pdregister@bccc.edu. 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
There 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

 

Each 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

 

Please contact Ms. Michelle Williams, HR Employee Labor Relations Administrator, at mwilliams2@bccc.edu to RSVP for a specific date.

 


 

Business and Finance News - Fiscal Year End Deadlines

In preparation for the end of the fiscal year, please note and adhere to the following deadlines:

April 25

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

May 1

Begin submitting FY15 requisitions to the Procurement Office

May 23

Final request for any requisitions using FY14 funding, providing all backup documentation is included

June 6

Submit travel reimbursements for payment in FY14 to Accounts Payable. If travel is in June, then submit by July 3

June 6

Submit spring tuition reimbursement requests to
Accounts Payable

June 10

CPC holders must submit May 2014 CPC statements with original receipts to the Procurement Office

July 10

CPC holders must submit June 2014 CPC statements with original receipts to the Procurement Office

 

Checks Received

According 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.

 

 

Vashti Hayletts

 

Bursar’s Office-Main Building, Room 51C

 

410-462-8058

Tieasha Stanley

West Pavilion, Room 228

 

410-209-6018

 

Eileen Waitsman

 

West Pavilion, Room 237

 

410-209-6050

 


 

Life Sciences Building Update: Fourth Floor Now Open

The 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 soon!

 

Please 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

Are 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.

                           

Upcoming Events


 

Today

5th Annual Quest Conference

4/10/2014 | 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Mini Conference Center

 

Career Development Workshop

4/10/2014 | 10 a.m. to Noon

Main Building, Room 106

 

Allied Health Mixer

4/10/2014 | 3 to 5 p.m.

Gaare Auditorium

 

4A Program Presents: 4A Spoken Word

4/10/2014 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Mini Conference Center

 

Tomorrow

5th Annual Quest Conference

4/11/2014 | 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Mini Conference Center

 

Dental Hygiene’s Zumbathon Fundraiser

4/11/2014 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Physical Education Center

 

 


 

 


 

Disability Support Services Reminder:

Promote Your College Events with an Eye Toward Disabilities
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 scheduled event.

 

 

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