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Statement on Ms. Niehoff’s Separation from BCCC
April 23, 2014, Ms. Susan Niehoff, no longer serves as vice president for business
and finance at Baltimore City Community College. This
decision was made to confirm the future direction of the business and
finance division. Dr. Carolyn Anderson, interim president, will name an
acting vice president for business and finance.
Thanks to All Who Attended Last Night’s Community Open House!
heartfelt thank you to all those who came out to support the Community Open
House Wednesday evening despite the rain. Your support to our students is
New Officers Elected by Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate recently elected new officers for the 2014 – 2016 term:
Dr. Katana Hall - President of the Faculty Senate
Professor Theron Coleman - Secretary of the Senate
academic department is currently electing new Senate Executive Committee
representatives. The new Senate Executive Committee and officers take
office May 15, where it will elect the Vice President of the Senate from
World War II Veterans on Campus May 9
Come to Gaare Auditorium in the Nursing
Building Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. as the Montford Point Marines, African
American World War II veterans who first integrated the Marines, recall
their experiences. The group was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in
June 2012 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John
veterans will be honored by the BCCC Office of Public Safety in a
presentation of colors. Thanks to all members of the History Club and
Office of Student Life for sponsoring this important and historic event.
ITS Alert: Internet Explorer Issues
faculty and staff should not use Internet Explorer (IE) until instructed
to do so or unless absolutely necessary to perform a
particular college-related function. Instead, please use Mozilla
Firefox or Chrome.
IT Services implemented a security mitigation
toolkit in early April to help protect systems with Windows XP and IE.
you have questions or need assistance,
please contact the ITS Service Desk at 410-462-7420
or by email at HelpDesk@bccc.edu.
Panther Pride Week: Panther Block “Paw”ty
The Office of Student Life, in conjunction with the Student
Government Association, presents the 2014 Panther Pride Week! All members
of the BCCC community are invited to take part in the activities planned as
part of this week.
Today, May 1, will feature the fourth
annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Unlocking Matters of the Heart event.
This year’s conference, hosted by the Office of Student Life and the
Civility, Sensitivity and Diversity Planning Committee, will feature
sessions on dating and domestic violence, healthy relationships, gender
roles and LGBTQ issues. The event is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Light refreshments will be
agenda for today’s conference can be viewed here.
Click here to
view a schedule of all Panther Pride Week events.
Volunteers Needed for Commencement
2014 BCCC Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 7. The College
needs the following volunteer help:
· Line up
graduating students, provide front door support, assist with graduating
student check-in/name card distribution, escort VIPS
· Assist with front
door support to ensure students are escorted to proper areas, assist with
graduating student check-in/name card distribution, escort VIPS
· Assist with
platform robing, as well as faculty, staff and graduating student robing
in volunteering? Send an email to Tina Scott, Coordinator of BCCC
Commencement Volunteers and Training, at email@example.com.
Volunteer registrations must be received by Thursday, May 15 at 5 p.m.
A New Look and Feel for www.bccc.edu!
you ready for a new look? The College’s IAMR division has launched a
College website revitalization project to improve site navigation, content
consistency and visual look and appeal. The Website Advisory Group,
consisting of faculty and staff from across the college met on March 31 to
start the upgrade project. The website is being transformed using current
web trends, analytical data and best practices in higher education. The new
site will support mobile platforms and provide site architecture focused on
student, faculty and staff engagement.
want your input! We want you to be a part of this exciting project by
giving us your opinion about the current site. Please take a few minutes to
answer survey questions at: we
want your opinion.
faculty and staff can expect to see a new and redesigned site by the Fall
2014 semester. The site will feature easier navigation and will be more
user-friendly and student-focused.
watching for more details about the website redesign!
Campus Window Cleaning to Start Next Month
reminder for faculty and staff: Beginning Monday, May 12, our window
cleaning contractor will begin cleaning all interior and exterior windows
on the Liberty Campus, including the West and South Pavilion buildings. The
cleaning should take approximately ten days. During this period, please
remove any items from interior window locations that may block
you have any questions or need any further information, please contact the
facilities help desk at (410) 462-8530.
Annual Library Book Sale is Here!
annual library book sale is going on now though Monday, May 5 at the Bard Library. The library is seeking gently
used books and other materials for use in the sale. Want to donate your
used books to the library?
410-462-8230 to make arrangements to
drop off donations.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Public Safety Forum
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore, and Anthony W. Batts, Police
Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, for the Public Safety
Forum Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m at the Jewish Community Center (5700
Park Heights Avenue). Come out and be heard! Don’t miss out on your
opportunity to express your views on public safety in Baltimore. Click here for more
Overview of Supplemental Retirement Plans Presentation
how contributing just $10 to $20 per paycheck can get you on the road to
supplementing your pension and social security payments during your
retirement years. The Overview of Supplemental Retirement Plans workshop,
taking place Wednesday, May 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mini
Conference Center, will cover everything you need to know, including
pre-tax vs. after-tax, how much to save, withdrawal rules and options,
the power of compounding and the benefits of dollar cost averaging.
Get Your Supplemental Retirement Questions Answered
Meet with the Nationwide
retirement specialist Wednesday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in
the Mini Conference Room to get your retirement questions answered.
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
to arrange a 20-minute appointment in advance.
Reserve Your Spot: Faculty Affairs Retirement Dinner
2014 Faculty Affairs Retirement Dinner will be held Thursday, May 15
from 6 to 10 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North-Pikesville.
Admission is $45 per person.
event will celebrate the accomplishments of four BCCC faculty members who
have dedicated long years of distinguished service to students.
deadline for reservations is Friday, May 9. Payment must accompany
Click here for more
information and the reservation form.
Later this Month: BCCC Fashion Show!
The Business and Technology Department’s Fashion Design Program will
present its 35th annual fashion show, “/Ka’äs/,” Saturday, May
17 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Physical Education Center. The fashion show will
showcase collections created by students in the Fashion Design program.
are $10 for students and $15 for non-students. They can be purchased by
calling the Cashier’s Office at 410-462-8058 or visiting the Cashier’s
Office in Room 51C of the Main Building.
more information, contact the Business and Technology Department at
410-462-7605 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or professor Roland Douglas, fashion show producer, at 443- 956-8554 or via
email at email@example.com.
out and support the Fashion Design Program!
BCCC is Hiring!
New Positions Posted!
Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the following
- Manager of Non-Credit Health Care
- Instructional Specialist,
- Accountant I – General
- Clerical/Office Assistant
- Helpdesk Specialist I
Click here to learn more
about these positions! Please visit the link to all BCCC Jobs in the left-hand column above!
Upcoming: Final Exam Week
exam week will be held Monday, May 19 through Sunday, May 25.
Click here for more
information, including instructions about administering final exams and
details about final course grade submissions.
State Comptroller to Headline
BCCC Tax Symposium
BCCC Inaugural Tax Symposium will be held Wednesday, May 7 from 6
to 9 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Speakers will include Peter
Franchot, Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury, Carl Stokes,
Baltimore City Councilman and Chair of Budget, Taxation and Economic
Development and Arun Subhas, partner at Ernst & Young, a global
consulting firm. The event is free and open to members of the community.
more information contact Accounting Program Coordinator Professor Brian
R.Lazarus, MBA,CPA, at 410-462 7468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Associate Dean Bryant Evans, MPA at 410-462-7696 or email@example.com.
Knowledge Is Power Learning Forum
The Journal of Higher Education Excellence, in conjunction with the
Department of English, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, will host
the Knowledge is Power – Register for Summer/Fall 2014 Classes at
Baltimore City Community College event. This learning forum will
feature Darrin Henson from the film “Soul Food” and Dr. Sabrina Jackson, an
author from Detroit.
event is free to the public and will be held Sunday, May 18 at 3
p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. For further information, contact
professor Vance at 410-462-7745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to
view an event flyer.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Training
second FMLA training session for directors, supervisors and managers will
be held Thursday, May 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mini
Conference Center. This training session will be limited to 35 attendees
and will cover the following:
role in FMLA compliance
Asked Questions about FMLA
of FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation laws
between intermittent FMLA and full FMLA
contact Ms. Michelle Williams, HR Employee Labor Relations Administrator,
to RSVP for a specific date.
Alert to Students: New Scholarship Opportunity
Board of Trustees of The John J. Leidy Foundation, Inc. awarded the BCCC
Foundation $2,200 to put toward student scholarships. These scholarships
will be awarded for Fall 2014 semester students who reside in Maryland,
have demonstrated financial need and are in good academic standing.
may go to www.bcccfoundation.org/scholarships
to download an application and apply for all of the BCCC Foundation
applications must be received by June 15.
further information, contact Myra Derbyshire at the BCCC Foundation at
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.
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.
note the following budget deadlines:
May 5 – Budgets due back to Budget Office
May 15 – College budget due to President
May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees
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,
- 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 higher education.
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.
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
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.
May 2014 Assessment Newsletter Now Available
4 of the Assessment Newsletter, distributed by Academic Affairs, is now
available! Click here
to access it.
prior newsletters can be accessed here.
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.
Business and Finance News - Fiscal Year End
In preparation for the end of the fiscal
year, please note and adhere to the following deadlines:
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.