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Additional Presidential Finalists Scheduled for On-Campus
Appearances Today and Tomorrow
Two finalist candidates for the
position of president of Baltimore City Community College will be visiting
the College today and tomorrow. Dr. Kriner Cash will be at the College
today and Dr. Brad Stewart will visit tomorrow, May 15. The candidates will
participate in a series of meetings, including interviews with the Board of
Trustees. Each of the candidates will participate in an open public forum.
The schedule of forums is as
May 14 (Today): Dr. Kriner Cash,
Fine Arts Theatre
(Tomorrow): Dr. Brad Stewart, 2:30-3:30 p.m.,
Fine Arts Theatre
members of the College community and the public at large are encouraged to
participate in the open public forums. For more information on the progress
of the search visit the Presidential Search web page at http://www.bccc.edu/Page/1383.
Get Your Students to Respond to Spring Course Evaluations!
of Monday morning, the overall response rate for the Academic Affairs
Spring Evaluation of Instruction was 16 percent. The graph
above illustrates response rates by department.
remind your students to respond to the mandatory evaluations! This is a
crucial part of the faculty evaluation process and key to improving
instruction and programs.
Contractual Timesheets Due Today
to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the State needs to process payroll early.
timesheets are due to the payroll office today, May 14.
Today: Women’s Spring Clothing Swap and Giveaway
Ascenders Club, in conjunction with the TRIO/SSS-Stairs
Program, will sponsor a Women’s Spring
Clothing Swap and Giveaway event today, May 14. Drop off your
unwanted items between 8 and 10 a.m. in the Student Services Wing, upstairs
by the Cafeteria. Gently used or never worn women’s clothing, outerwear,
shoes, accessories and purses are all needed. Clothing will be given away
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Click here to view an event
flyer. Contact Leslie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 410-462-8336 for more information.
Tomorrow: Last Day to Register to Volunteer at 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 tomorrow, May 15 at 5 p.m.
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 15 – College budget due to President
Tuesday, May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees
Campus Window Cleaning
reminder for faculty and staff: As of this week, our window cleaning
contractor has started to clean all interior and exterior windows on the
Liberty Campus, including the West and South Pavilion buildings. The
cleaning should take approximately 10 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.
From the Office of Professional Development:
Write Effective Performance Goals
faculty and staff are encouraged to click here and view the
Professional Development Office’s guide to writing effective performance
goals. Learn about the simple process for establishing measurable
performance goals. To receive one hour of professional development credit,
complete pages 3-5 and forward to Kemberly Sellman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Explorer Update
recently published Security Bulletin MS14-021, a
security update for the recent Internet Explorer (IE) problem, for all versions of IE and for use with
Windows XP, which is no longer a supported Operating System (OS).
has centralized automatic updating for all our PC systems - you do not need
to do anything - it was updated automatically. All LAN-connected PC systems
should be updated and any laptops that have not connected to the network
recently will need to process all windows updates to be secure.
users: make sure you process your Windows security updates to make sure
this vulnerability is removed.
May 1, the IT Advisory Committee (ITAC) approved the use of alternate
browsers to include Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. These will be
included in the PC system image going forward and can be downloaded by
clients without any problem. At this point we still recommend using a
browser other than IE.
you need further assistance please email the IT Services Helpdesk at Helpdesk@bccc.edu.
The IAMR division will be revamping the College
website over the next few months. Before we get started, we need to hear
from faculty, students and staff about the current site.
Please take a few moments to
answer the survey questions here.
The new and improved website will
be more user-friendly and student-focused, will feature easier navigation
and will support mobile platforms. Students, faculty and staff can expect
to see a new and redesigned site by the Fall 2014 semester.
for your participation. Your opinion matters!
New BCCC Positions Posted!
Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the following
- Instructional Specialist,
- Accountant 1
- Manager of Non-Credit
- Building Security Officer
- Helpdesk Specialist 1
Click here to learn more
about these positions! Please visit the link to all BCCC Jobs in the left-hand column above!
Fitness Can Be Fun!
Join students in the BCCC Physical
Therapy Assistant Program this
Saturday, May 17 for Fitness Can Be Fun, 9
a.m. to noon on the Liberty Campus.
The day will consist of game competitions, a vendor fair and a
silent auction. Families are encouraged to come out and show their support.
All proceeds will benefit the Mount Washington Pediatric Weigh Smart
Annual BCCC Fashion Show – This Saturday!
The Fashion Design Program presents its 35th Spring Fashion
Show, “Ka’äs,” this Saturday from 6-8 p.m. in the Physical Education
evokes the varied artistic expressions of students in the Fashion Show
Production class, who crafted and meticulously constructed original fashion
couture by hand, machine and computerized methods. The show is the product
of months of sweat equity by the students who achieved a level of skill and
creativity to design individual garments or fashion collections.
are $10 for students and $15 for non-students and can be purchased by
calling the Cashier’s Office at 410-462-8058 or visiting the Cashier’s
Office in Room 051C of the Main Building.
A reception and exhibition for all ticket bearers will be held
in the Mini Conference Center before the show, at 4:30 p.m. For more
information, contact Crystal Lucas at 410-462-7605 or e-mail email@example.com. Click here for event flyer!
Take the Stress Out of Exam Week!
your students feeling the pressure over the upcoming exam week? Remind them
they can “Caffeinate to Graduate!” The BCCC Alumni Association and BCCC
Foundation are providing coffee, tea and cookies May 19-22 from 9 a.m. to
noon in the Student Affairs Atrium. Click here to learn more.
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.
Relieve Your Stress! Comedy Show This Friday
Office of Student Life and the 4A Program will present the Laugh Your
Stress Away Comedy Show Friday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fine
Arts Theatre. The show will be hosted by Larry Lancaster and feature
comedians Ray-Diva, Damo Hicks, Chico, Sonny Fuller, Henry Jones and more!
Click here to view an event
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 Dewitt Henson from the
film “Soul Food” and Detroit author Dr.
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.
Handling Student Disruptions in the Learning Environment
Office of Judicial Affairs, in conjunction with the Academic Affairs
Division, Policy and Public Safety, DSS and Student Support and Wellness
Center, will present the Handling Student Disruptions in the Learning
Environment training Wednesday, May 21 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room
233 of the Main Building. Attendees will earn professional development
Ennels, Assistant Professor of Math,
Engineering and Computer Science
Booth, Chief, Police and Public Safety
Stefan Charles-Pierre, Coordinator, Disability Support Services
Donn, Mental Health Therapist
Odell-Carlson, Coordinator, Office of Judicial Affairs
Click here to view an event
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:
history of FMLA
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.
College-Wide Assessment Council Meeting
next and final College-Wide Assessment Council (CWAC) meeting for the
semester will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in
the Gaare Auditorium.
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
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 higher education.
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:
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
Office-Main Building, Room 51C
Pavilion, Room 228
Pavilion, Room 237