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Missed the Daily News yesterday?
Due to Outlook and Internet connectivity issues yesterday, college
communications were interrupted. Thanks to
IT Services who worked hard restoring systems.
to contact IT Services for assistance at 410-462-7420 or HelpDesk@bccc.edu.
BCCC Faculty Writes Tribute Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou
BCCC Adjunct Faculty, Dr. Bayo Omolola
creates the poem, African Dirge for Maya Angeolui honoring the life
of the late Angelou.
Read the full poem here.
Deadline Approaching: Scholarship Opportunities Available
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.
may go to www.bcccfoundation.org/scholarships to download an
application and apply for all BCCC Foundation scholarships.
applications must be received by June 15.
further information, contact Myra Derbyshire at the BCCC Foundation at
Scholarships Available for STEM Students Transferring to Morgan
Help spread the word, scholarships are available for science and
math students transferring to Morgan State University for the 2014-2015
academic year! Students MUST be interested in attaining a B.S. in:
(including Pre-Med, Pharmacy, Dentistry)
students you know to Claton Lewis, Director of
Pre-Professional and Transfer Programs at the Morgan State School
of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, at 443-885-4515 or
scholarships are for $2,000 per semester for five semesters. The deadline
is July 1, 2014 for submission of qualified students, who need to
have attained their associate degree from BCCC when applying for
Cap and Gowns for Saturday’s Commencement
and Staff may pick up cap and gowns NOW through Friday, June 6
at the bookstore.
and gowns must be returned in original packaging on Tuesday, June 10.
Thursday- 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Wednesday- 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
a.m.- 4 p.m.
How Much is Enough for Your Retirement?
Are You in the Ballpark?
“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 tomorrow, 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
Last Chance to Get
Your Supplemental Retirement Questions Answered!
Cooke, the Nationwide retirement specialist, will be on campus tomorrow,
Wednesday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference
Center to answer your supplemental retirement questions.
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.
Last Week to take
the 2014 Self-Study Survey Update For Students, Faculty and
The Self-Study survey for
students, faculty and staff will remain open through Friday, June 6.
If you haven’t already taken the survey, please access the appropriate link
below and provide your opinion.
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. NOW, 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
Self-Study Survey for Students
feedback about BCCC programs and
services is vital to the Self-Study
process and to enhancing the ways we serve our students.
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.
IT Services: Update
Services has recently worked on the following projects:
– 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 Main campus will undergo the VoIP
change several weeks after Liberty West in a planned and staged migration
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.
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.
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.
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
Faculty: Complete Dean and Associate Dean Assessment
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.
Alert Your Students: Low-Cost Quality Child Care
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
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 Aug. 11. See eligibility for CCAMPIS scholarships
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
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.
Summer Hours for the Bookstore
Starting June 16, the Bookstore summer
hours will be:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6
9 a.m. – 3
Cafeteria Summer Hours Take Effect This Week
BCCC cafeteria will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and the grill will close at 2:30 p.m. daily.
These hours will continue until further notice.
ID Booth Summer Schedule
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.
Write Effective Performance Goals
faculty and staff are encouraged to click
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.
NEW BCCC Positions Posted!
Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the following
Accounts Receivable Clerk (New)
Assistant Professor, English (New)
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design (New)
- Building Security Officer
- Helpdesk Specialist 1
- Instructional Specialist,
Manager of Non-Credit Healthcare
Procurement Specialist II (New)
Vice President, Business & Finance (New)
For more detailed information for all job
postings, please visit this link
at the left-hand column above!
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.
The Professional Development Calendar Has Been Updated!
on the links below to review the Professional Development calendar and
descriptions for upcoming workshops.
email@example.com. 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:
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.
Pavilion, Room 228
Pavilion, Room 237