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
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Professors Monroe, Price Present with Dr. Hunter Boylan at

Maryland Developmental Education Conference

 

 

Dr. Rose Monroe

and Professor Naesea Price presented with nationally recognized authority on developmental education, Dr. Hunter Boylan, at the Developmental Education Association of Maryland Annual Conference May 2.

 

Their presentation was entitled, “The Integrated English and Reading Classroom: Using Learning Styles and Cooperative Learning to Develop Effective Paragraphs.”

 

Dr. Boylan is director of the National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) and a professor of Higher Education at Appalachian State University. He is widely sought after as a consultant and speaker on developmental education and has worked with BCCC. He is frequently quoted in the national news media.

 


 

IT Services: Update
IT Services has recently worked on the following projects:

 

VOIP – Harold King, the new Telecom Coordinator will be sending the Liberty West client-users a timeline for the next couple of weeks as the Voice over IP (VoIP) system replaces the traditional PBX switch. The target date for cutover is Wednesday, June 4. The Liberty Campus will undergo the switchover after.

 

PCs and Multi-Media – Dr. Cazabon will soon roll the annual refresh cycle. Standard practice requires the oldest machines be replaced, as well as any remaining machines using Windows XP, which is no longer supported.

 

Project Management Overview – Dr. Wamalwa began training the ERP Steering Committee by reviewing the state methodology for typical software development life cycle (SDLC) and executive level Project Management. The plan is to roll out in stages to IT and Facilities groups next so the College has a common understanding and terminology usage (milestones, due dates, deliverables) for project planning.

 

The College has received approval from the state totaling $1.2 million (for FY14 & FY15) to begin the preparatory work of documenting our business processes (baseline was started in 2009) and the creation of the final Systems RFP. Several projects, as approved by the IT Advisory (ITAC) and ERP Working Groups will move forward, namely; Identity Management to address compliance issues with using personally identifiable information for login and authentication. Document Imaging will move ahead if compatible with any future/potential ERP systems. The College is awaiting state “approval to proceed” as the ERP next step to staff the Project Management Office (PMO) and officially start the prep work.

 

Faculty Portal log-on – A recent upgrade to the Faculty portal eliminates the four-digit PIN. The Enterprise Applications Group of programmers worked with the user clients by providing specifications, testing, documentation and training for a successful implementation. Faculty and authorized staff can log on to the faculty portal with their network name and password instead of the PIN code. This helps keeps systems more secure and in compliance with legislative audit exceptions on password complexity. The student portal would also benefit from a similar upgrade and is under review.

 


 

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

 


Final Days to Voice Your Opinion about www.bccc.edu
Please take a few moments 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.

 


 

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 to enroll 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.


 

Cafeteria Summer Hours Take Effect This Week

Effective today, May 27, the BCCC cafeteria will operate from 7:30 a.m. to

3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The grill will close at 2:30 p.m. daily. These hours will continue until further notice.


 

ID Booth Summer Schedule

Effective this week, 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.

 


Fall 2014 Advisement Schedule: Register Now

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

 

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

 


 

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!

   


 

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 for 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:

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


 

June 7

BCCC Commencement

 

June 14

GED Graduation

 

 

 

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