Things To Know
Your BCCC Facts!
the current academic
fact sheet here.
Ms. Marie Hinton, IAMR Administrative Assistant, at 410-209-6056 to obtain
a business card request form to place an order.
out the Office of Institutional Research
View the updated
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.
all job postings here
to BCCC Daily News are welcome.
Access today’s daily enrollment data here!
Don’t Miss Out on Payroll Deduction for Parking!
Deadline is This Friday, Aug. 22!
Current response is way behind last year’s! Don’t miss out
on your opportunity for payroll deduction and end up having to pay
for parking in full.
permits for the coming academic year (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) are available for
purchase. Employees who wish to sign up for pre-tax parking via payroll
deduction must be signed up by Friday,
Aug. 22. All employees interested in pre-tax parking please
complete the form at the end of this information packet, and bring
it along with your employee ID to the Public Safety Office, Room
58. Persons who wish to pay cash for permits can do so by visiting
the ID Booth located on the ground floor of the Main Building next to the
Cashier. Remember to pay for the parking permit at the Cashier prior
to coming to the ID Booth.
Students Treated to Motivational Speech by Former
Trustee Craig Thompson at GTW Scholars Induction
Granville T. Woods Scholars Program held its annual induction ceremony
last night at Coppin State University. Sixteen students including Greg
Parrish, the nephew of program founder, the late Christolyne Buie, were
inducted into this year’s cohort. The program included a motivational
message to the inductees by keynote speaker Craig A. Thompson Esq.,
former BCCC trustee. GTW alumni also shared reflections and advice.
BCCC Staff Attends Baltimore Chamber of Commerce
Annual Breakfast with the Mayor
(From left) Interim VP
of Business and Finance Calvin Harris Jr.; Interim
VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Tonja Ringgold;
Director of Legislative Affairs
and Government Relations Christopher Falkenhagen;
Dr. Carolyn Anderson; Maryland AAG Bryan Perry;
Executive Dir. of HR
Sheryl Nelson; and VP of Institutional Advancement,
Research Maureen Corneal. (Photo by Glenwood
was a sponsor of the Baltimore City
of Commerce Annual Breakfast with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Aug. 19
in which the mayor touted economic and
workforce development initiatives taking place throughout the city.
Mayor also praised the numerous business and education professionals in
attendance for their efforts.
Retirement Workshop Coming Sept. 16
Tax Me Now or Tax Me Later: Is the Roth for Me?
addition of the Roth option within your 401k/457 MSRP lineup allows for
flexibility and planning opportunities when it comes to withdrawals and
taxes, both before and after you retire. Learn the differences between
saving traditional pre-tax dollars versus saving post-tax dollars
deferred through the Roth.
Conference Center. Tuesday, Sept. 16, noon-1 p.m.
Meet with Nationwide
retirement specialist Suzanne Cooke from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more
information, read the event flyer here or contact Anna Rutah, BCCC Human
Resources Coordinator, at 410-209-6002.
Labor Day Holiday Advance Payroll Processing
State offices will be closed Friday, Aug. 29 and the state Labor Day
holiday occurs Monday, Sept. 1. Payroll processing will therefore be
advanced for the pay period ending Saturday, Aug. 23. All
contractual timesheets are due by 3 p.m. today,
Wednesday, Aug. 20. PIN timesheets
were turned in yesterday.
Special Blackboard Announcement from Dr. Diana Zilberman
will be unavailable due to an upgrade between 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20
and 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.
Come to the Mini Conference Center Friday, Sept. 5
for “Understanding Your Paycheck”
the BCCC Payroll Team Friday, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the
Mini Conference Center to celebrate National Payroll Week. The theme of
the day’s get-together is Understanding Your Paycheck. BCCC employees
will earn up to one hour of professional development credit for
attending. Learn to navigate the Maryland POSC (Payroll Online Service
Center) and talk to company representatives from M&T Bank, SECU,
LegalShield and Nationwide, among others. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways
and a raffle!
National Payroll Week
celebrates the hard work of America's 156 million wage earners and the
payroll professionals who pay them. Together, through the payroll
withholding system, they contribute, collect, report and deposit
approximately $1.97 trillion, or 68.9 percent, of the annual revenue of
the U.S. Treasury.
SAVE-THE-DATE: Convocation is Wednesday, Sept. 17
College’s 2014 Convocation will take place Wednesday, Sept. 17 at
noon in the P.E. Center. As a reminder, all classes are cancelled
from noon-2 p.m. More
details to follow.
Office of Human Resources has released its revised list of Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) for employees. The new FAQs provide you
background information to answer commonly asked HR questions. Click here to access the list. You can also access the list on
the HR home page and on the intranet.
you have any questions please contact the HR Office at 410-209-6007.
All You Need to Know About ELI
Language Instruction (ELI) is the way
many successful graduates got their start here at the College. Read
developmental English and Reading for non-native
speakers at BCCC and contact Betsy Mackey,
of English Language Instruction, at 410-986-5433 for more information.
Professor Vance Conducts Sponsored Lecture Tour
Professor Jà Hon Vance received
sponsorship for a lecture workshop tour using the Quest Learning Model
and Vance Theory Concept which he developed to help raise the success of
African-American males who have struggled with their education. Professor
Vance presented the workshops Aug. 9-13 in the areas of Detroit and
Pontiac, Mich., Merrillville, Ind. and Windsor,
Ontario. The sponsoring organizations were Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta and JV
Educational Consultants LLC.
Dr. Edna Street-Jones Honored for
Service on State Commission
July, Dr. Edna Street-Jones, faculty member in the Dental Hygiene
Program, was honored for serving two consecutive terms as a dentist
member of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Street-Jones
was appointed to the position by Gov. Martin O’Malley in 2007. She was
only the second African American woman dentist to serve on this Maryland
state board in its 130 years of existence, and the first African American
woman to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the board.
Click here for the full
story on Dr. Street-Jones!
Dental Hygiene Program Participates in Summer Health Fair
Shovan Boston, Ms. Terry Doty, Dr. Edna Street-Jones, Erica Nicholas and
Adair (Lee) Proutygarner.
dental hygiene student Casey Barry demonstrates proper flossing technique
to several health fair participants.
Dental Hygiene faculty members Terry Doty and Dr. Edna Street-Jones
joined second-year Dental Hygiene students Casey Barry, Shovan Boston,
Adair (Lee) Proutygarner and Erica
Nicholas June 14 for an information packed Health Fair at Waters AME
Church in East Baltimore.
the BCCC team demonstrated the importance of oral health including proper
brushing, flossing and oral cancer screenings. As part of the event, the
BCCC students were able to explain how good oral health is linked to the
well-being of the entire body. Church parishioners and local participants
– surprised enough at the information they received – were delighted to
receive toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste.
Special Announcement from Chief Booth on
Parking During the Aug. 4-23 Registration Period
registration runs through Saturday, Aug. 23. We ask all faculty and
staff to park in the designated Faculty/Staff lot, Lot E , to allow sufficient parking for students in
lots A through D who are still attending summer classes and registering
for fall during this period.
ITS Announces New Email Security Feature
collaborative efforts of Adeniyi Olunuga, Kennedy Franco and Thad Berry,
the ITS Network and Systems team proudly announces the addition of a new
email security appliance. Begun Friday, July 25, unwanted messages
are now being blocked at a significantly higher
rate with user-accessible quarantines for retrieving unnecessarily
blocked inbound mail.
College community’s patience with the heavy influx of spam is greatly
appreciated. We hope the additional protections meet your demand for
a more pleasant email experience. Please submit suspicious emails to
the IT Service Desk at email@example.com or http://bccc-helpdesk/ServiceDesk if junk gets
through the system.
Current BCCC Employment Opportunities Updated!
- Administrative Assistant III
- Assistant Professor, Fashion Design
- Building Security Officer
- Manager of Non-Credit Healthcare
President, Business & Finance
more detailed information for all job postings, please visit BCCC
Jobs, also accessible in the left-hand column!
Did you know?
service at the Main campus and Liberty West have been significantly
increased! The Liberty West site was
networkMarylandTM last October, eliminating the need to
share the Main campus’s Internet service (still there as a backup). The
Main campus in the last couple of weeks has doubled its 90MB
(vendor-provided) capacity through the addition of a 100MB circuit, again
is this important?
Our focus is always on students and now that we have the additional
capacity, students and supporting staff have more bandwidth and quicker
response for their use.
Many if not most programs used by the Testing Department, Financial Aid
and Tutoring are now web-based.
As preparatory work for the ERP project, the infrastructure will continue
to be improved. The new ERP system will have the resources needed PRIOR
to or at implementation.
We are working with the State to add a circuit for BCED’s RPC site so
they can enjoy the same lightning speed and throughput to serve
their staff and future training contracts.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
new telephone system was successfully deployed June 4 at Liberty West.
The same system will be coming to the Main campus over the next few
months (except August – when there will be a freeze on telephone moves).
This should be completed by the end of the year if not sooner.
questions regarding these projects or other telecom issues can be routed
to Harold King, BCCC Telecom Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Information Officer
Recent Robotics Grad Bertram LaRose and Professor
Alton Smith Make U.S. Black Engineer Magazine!
came to BCCC to sharpen his skills in robotics and electronics
engineering technology. He left with a job as a high-speed train
technician at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is
featured in the Summer 2014 U.S. Black Engineer & Information
Technology magazine with his teacher and mentor, Professor Alton Smith.
And he accomplished all this at the age of 54! Click here and arrow to pages 8-9 for
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 email@example.com.
August Hours for Campus Areas
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 3
The grill will
close at 2:30 p.m.
will resume Monday, Aug. 25
Aug. 4 – Aug. 23 Registration
8:30 a.m. – 7
8:30 a.m. – 5
8:30 a.m. – 1
Aug. 25 – Dec.
Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 9 p.m.
a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.
– 4:30 p.m.
Draft Policies and Procedures Open for Comment
draft policies and procedures listed below are posted and open for
comment on our intranet Discussion Board. Click here to access the
and Advance Standing (Academic Affairs)
Fines and Fees (Academic Affairs)
on how to view and post a comment to the Discussion Board:
- After logging on to the BCCC Center Policies and
Procedures Open for Comment Discussion Board
page, click on the drop down menu of the document you want to
- Select “View Item”
- To view the attachment you must click on the
- To post a comment click “Reply”
you have completed your comment click “OK”
Business and Finance – Postage Requests
submitting postage requests to the BCCC
mailroom, please include the count (number of pieces) of the mail along
with the PCA number to charge. The
mailroom will be unable to process your postage requests without the number
of items to be mailed until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation!
Notice to Managers and Supervisors: How to Designate Someone
to Sign a Payroll Form in Your Absence
fill out this
designate someone to sign payroll forms in your absence. Contact the
Payroll Office at 410-209-6047 with any questions or concerns!
Spread the Word! Low-Cost Quality Child Care Available
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 (6 months-5
years) and an evening aftercare program starting in the fall (ages 5-12).
here for Flyer!
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 a
child care subsidy from the State of Maryland are not eligible for
participation in the grant program, though sliding scale fees are
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) or 6
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
Attend workshop trainings and participate in survey and evaluation
further information, 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.
Video Short: Coming Soon [to Your E-Learning
faculty training opportunities and a new learning management system called
Canvas will replace Blackboard in the near future! Learn how to be more
efficient at teaching all your courses. Watch
Contract Processing, HR Working to Improve Life
for Contractual Employees
Contract Processing and HR Offices are working together to improve the
hiring and payment process for contract employees. The goal is to ensure
fair employment practices and consistency in the recruitment
and selection of BCCC contractual and temporary agency employees. When
submitting your contract requests to Tonya Anderson, please make sure of
A job description and documentation of credentials
are required when submitting new-hire packets and contracts. If
appropriate documentation was submitted during FY2014, please advise HR
when submitting the renewal contract request.
HR will also begin verifying credentials and
positions for requests to hire employees through temporary agencies. A
separate notification detailing this is forthcoming and will appear in the
Make sure a cut-off form (clink link below) is submitted
to Payroll for ALL contracts not renewed. HR will obtain this
information from Payroll to update and maintain an accurate contract
Agreement Data Form
Replacement Late and Addendum Contract
Employment Cut Off Form
more information, please contact Sheryl Nelson or Ms. Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the latest edition of the Assessment
by the Division of Academic Affairs Assessment Office. Catch up with all things related to the
College’s current decennial accreditation process and access previous editions of the newsletter
on our website!
New State of Maryland Policy for Address Changes
that the State has a new process for changing your address. The
change-of-address form is out and the “appropriate tax-withholding form” is
in! Please read
the Memo from
the assistant director of the Central Payroll Bureau.
Business & Finance Updates
Maryland Meal Reimbursement Rates
Increased July 1 for FY 2015
reimbursement requests should be submitted to the Accounts Payable
Department (if Professional Development, these go to HR first) within 60
days of the travel/expense date.
the following links for the appropriate travel/expense reimbursement
documents and information:
15 Meal Reimbursement Rates Memo
TRAVEL GUIDELINES PACKET-JANUARY 2014
Cost Area Meal Rates
Important Reminder: Checks Made Out to the College
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
for fall advisement on Doodle and access the
newly updated (July 31-corrected) advisement schedule here! Check your dates
and times if you have already signed up!