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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

 


 

Contributions Welcome

Contributions to BCCC Daily News are welcome.

 

Contact Info:

dailynews@bccc.edu

                        


 

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Enrollment Update
Access the most recent daily enrollment data here!


 

RYP Featured on Comcast Newsmakers!
The BCCC Refugee Youth Project (RYP) was highlighted during a recent edition of “Comcast Newsmakers.” Volunteer Specialist Brittany DeNovellis discussed tutoring students at after-school programs.

 

Click here to watch the interview!

 


2014 Self-Study Survey Update For Students, Faculty and Staff

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Self-Study Survey for Students

Student feedback about BCCC programs and services is vital to the Self-Study process and to enhancing the ways we serve our students.

 

The 2013 Self-Study Survey was key to the Self-Study Report. The College has launched an updated Student Self-Study Survey to help us respond to the Middle States Visit. Please strongly encourage students to complete the survey when they log on to Blackboard. The survey will remain open through the end of May.

 

 

2014 Self-Study Surveys for  Administrators, Professional Staff
and Skilled Services Staff

Thanks to your responses to the 2013 Spring Self-Study Survey, we were able to provide a great deal of information for the Self-Study Report. We need your help again! Your input helped us to identify issues that need further attention. The Office of Institutional Research and the Self-Study team have revised the Self-Study Survey for Administrators, Professional Staff and Skilled Services Staff to help us address some of the issues raised in the Self-Study Report.

 

Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey through the link below. 
It focuses on areas vital to responding to Middle States and our continued enhancement of programs and services. All responses will remain anonymous. 

 

http://www.bccc.edu//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=367

 


 

Faculty: Complete Dean and Associate Dean Assessment
All adjunct and full-time faculty are encouraged to complete anonymous surveys provide feedback about their respective Dean and Associate Dean. Human Resources will share the data gathered from these surveys with President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The deadline to complete the surveys is Friday, June 6.

Survey Links:

·         Dean Assessment

·         Associate Dean Assessment

 


 

Reminder from Business & Finance: FY14 Deadlines

The last day for any requisitions using FY14 funds is Friday, May 23.

Please submit them as soon as possible!

 


 

Take the Stress Out of Exam Week - “Caffeinate to Graduate!”!
The BCCC Alumni Association and BCCC Foundation are providing coffee, tea and cookies today, May 19 through Friday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Student Affairs Atrium. Click here to learn more.

 


 

Upcoming: Final Exam Week
BCCC exam week will be held today, May 19 through Sunday, May 25.

 

Click here for more information, including instructions about administering final exams and details about final course grade submissions.

 


 

ID Booth Summer Schedule

Effective today, May 19, the BCCC ID booth will operate during the following hours. These hours will be effective through Friday, Aug. 1.

 

Monday – Friday

9 a.m. to Noon

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 


Last Week to Voice Your Opinion about www.bccc.edu
Please take a few moment this week to answer the survey questions here.
Your opinion matters.

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

Thanks for your participation.


 

Fall 2014 Advisement Schedule: Register Now

Sign up for Doodle at http://doodle.com/u8cyzbp3ye22ryve and register for fall advisement here:

 

Access the current advisement schedule. Check your dates and times if you’ve already signed up!

 


 

Alert Your Students:  Low-Cost Quality Child Care Available

The Clarence W. Blount Child Development Center is now enrolling for summer CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) scholarships. The College offers an infant-toddler and pre-school room program (six months - five years) and an evening aftercare program starting in the fall (ages 5 – 12).

 

The CCAMPIS is available to students who are eligible to receive the Pell Grant and unable to afford the full cost of quality child care. Students receiving child care subsidy from the State of Maryland are not eligible for participation in the grant program, though there are sliding scale fees available. The deadline for summer enrollment is Thursday, May 22, while the deadline for enrollment in the evening program is August 11. See eligibility for CCAMPIS scholarships below:

 

 To receive assistance through this program, students must:

• Be a Pell-eligible student-parent

• Be enrolled in 3 credits (summer) 6 credits (fall/spring)

• Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5

• Attend workshop trainings and participate in survey and evaluation activities

For further information, please contact Jinaki Kambui, Clarence W. Child Development Center  Program Director, Jodi Cosgrove, CCAMPIS Project Coordinator, or Vivian Gross, CCAMPIS  Program Group Leader at 410-462-7460.

 


 

Get Your Students to Respond to Spring Course Evaluations!

As of May 15, the overall response rate for the Academic Affairs Spring Evaluation of Instruction is 22 percent.  The graph below illustrates the response rates by department.

 

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Please 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.

 


 

From the Office of Professional Development:

Write Effective Performance Goals

All 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 ksellman@bccc.edu.

 


 

Internet Explorer Update

Microsoft 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).

 

BCCC 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.

Home users: make sure you process your Windows security updates to make sure this vulnerability is removed.

 

On 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.

 

If you need further assistance please email the IT Services Helpdesk at Helpdesk@bccc.edu.

 


 

New BCCC Positions Posted!
The Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

 

  • Instructional Specialist, ESL
  • Accountant 1
  • Manager of Non-Credit Healthcare
  • 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!

   


 

Handling Student Disruptions in the Learning Environment

The 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 credit.

 

Facilitators will include:

 

Edward Ennels, Assistant Professor of Math, Engineering and Computer Science

William Booth, Chief, Police and Public Safety
Stefan Charles-Pierre, Coordinator, Disability Support Services

Angela Donn, Mental Health Therapist

Kathy Odell-Carlson, Coordinator, Office of Judicial Affairs

 

Click here to view an event flyer.

 


 

FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Training
The 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:

 

·         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

  

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

 


 

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.

 

Next Deadline:
Tuesday, May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees

 


 

College-Wide Assessment Council Meeting

The 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

The 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.

 

Students may go to www.bcccfoundation.org/scholarships to download an application and apply for all of the BCCC Foundation scholarships.

 

Scholarship applications must be received by June 15.

 

For further information, contact Myra Derbyshire at the BCCC Foundation at

410-209-6059. 

 


 

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.

  


 

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.

 


 

How Much is Enough for Your Retirement?

Are You in the Ballpark?

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The “new retirement” will last a long time for most people. Come learn how to find out how much you will need for your ideal retirement lifestyle Wednesday, June 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Attendees will be shown how to supplement their Social Security and pension with the money saved through MSRP plans.

 


 

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Last Chance to Get

Your Supplemental Retirement Questions Answered!

Suzanne Cooke, the Nationwide retirement specialist, will be on campus Wednesday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center to answer your supplemental retirement questions.

 

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

 

Click here to arrange a 20-minute appointment in advance.

 


 

May 2014 Assessment Newsletter Now Available

Issue 4 of the Assessment Newsletter, distributed by Academic Affairs, is now available! Click here to access it.

 

All prior newsletters can be accessed here.

  


 

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. 

  


 

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:

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

 

 

Upcoming Events


 

This Week

 

Final Exams

5/19/14 – 5/25/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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