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 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

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.




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Enrollment Update
Access today’s daily enrollment data here!




Important: Middle States Accreditation Team Meeting Times

Click here to access the updated schedule of meeting times with the Middle States Accreditation Team from Monday, March 24 through Wednesday, March 26. Peruse the schedule carefully to see which time slot is appropriate for you to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Tonja Ringgold at


You don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to participate in the College’s accreditation process!    



Are you Ready? Middle States Accreditation Visit:

ONE DAY Left. Last Minute Needs?

Are you prepared for our upcoming Middle States visit March 23-26? If you answer NO to any of the questions below, it's time to get moving...


1.     I have attended a Middle States Readiness Workshop.

2.     I have cleaned my office and surrounding workspace.

3.     My bulletin boards are tidy and all information is current.

4.     My instructional spaces are clean, neat, and all furniture is in good repair.

5.     I have read the Board of Trustees approved updated Strategic Plan

6.     I have read the Middle States Self-Study document and know how the Standards relate to me and the job I do at the College.


If you find that you are not ready for the Middle States visit, here are a few things you can do immediately:


1.     Attend a Middle States Readiness Workshop. There are at least two per
week. Look at the schedule posted in the Daily News.

2.     If you need assistance with preparing your physical/instructional spaces, call Patrick Word in Facilities at 410-462-8530.  

3.     The Middle States Self-Study is posted in the Daily News; take time to read the document and know how it relates to you and your area.


For more information relative to Middle States contact Dr. Tonja L. Ringgold, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison Officer at or 410-462-8001.


Let's Be Middle States Ready!



Today at Noon - 2014 Speech Contest
Faculty, staff and students are all invited to attend the second annual BCCC Speech Contest today, March 21 at noon in the Fine Arts Theatre. Finalists will be presenting their informative, thought-provoking and entertaining speeches.


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:


April 1: Cutoff date for FY14 requisition submission for Procurement over $25,000

April 25: Report the status of all open purchase orders to Accounts Payable. You must report whether or not PO’s should remain open or be closed. The default will be to close them at year end if no written notification has been made otherwise.

May 1: Begin submitting FY15 requisitions to the Procurement Office

May 23: Final request for any requisitions using FY14 funding, providing all backup documentation are 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



Tieasha Stanley

West Pavilion, Room 228




Eileen Waitsman


West Pavilion, Room 237





For Your Students in Need of Credits…

Space Still Available in ES110!




BCCC announces a new online environmental science course for non-science majors! ES110 - a 3-credit course offered during Accelerated II - begins Monday, March 24. The last day of classes is May 25. Students must have access to a computer connected to the Internet, must be computer literate, and, if taking an online course for the first time, attend orientation.

Have your student meet with an advisor and register today! All persons signing up for the course will become automatic members of the BCCC Environmental Science Club (pictured).

ES110 involves the study of the fundamental physical, biological and ecological principles of environmental science. The course will review cause-and-effect relationships underlying environmental issues. Topics focus on understanding how the world works at the level of the natural environment, how the natural environment regenerates natural resources and how this generative capacity is being affected by human activities. For more information, contact Professors Richard Danforth (410-637-3804) or Wendweson Fikire (410-462-8462).


4A Program: Upcoming Events

Next Week:

Starting Your Own Business

Do you have students interested in starting their own business, but are unsure of where to start? Encourage them to attend the Starting Your Own Business workshop Monday, March 24 from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 310 of the Main Building. Attendees will learn how to start and operate a successful business in Maryland.


Coming Later This Month: Black Men Speak Conference

The 4A Program will host its first Black Men Speak conference

Thursday, March 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. Come hear panelists speak about topics ranging from fatherhood, spirituality and black men’s roles in the family to media’s perception of black men, sports and civic responsibility. Click here to learn more.




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Student Affairs Atrium (Lower Level)


Please schedule your Life Saving Donation TODAY. Click here to schedule an appointment or go to and enter Sponsor Code: 053426. Alternatively, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Need a reason to donate blood? Watch these inspiring videos from grateful blood recipients. For questions on eligibility please call Donor Services at 1-866-236-3276.


BCCC’s Got Talent – Auditions Wednesday 3/26 and Monday 3/31!

Have students looking to show off their talents? Encourage them to try out for the BCCC’s Got Talent show, which will be sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the 4A Program and PSTS. Audition days are shown below:


Wednesday, March 26

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Gaare Auditorium


Monday, March 31

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Theatre


Click here to learn more.



Inventory Time is Around the Corner…
Reminder: The Liberty bookstore will be closed Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 for inventory.



The Garífuna Hospital in Honduras

Learn about the story behind the first free and holistic health care system on Honduras’ Caribbean coast Friday, March 28 during the Revolutionary Medicine: Story of the Garífuna Hospital presentation at 7:15 in the Gaare Auditorium. The hospital – the first to be established in Afro-Indigenous Garífuna communities, stands as an alternative to the increasingly privatized national health system. Built, administered and defended by the communities it serves, the hospital has become a symbol of Garífuna self-determination. Learn more about the hospital and its story and hear how you can make a difference.


The event will be preceded by a drumming workshop with the Lumalali Garífuna drummers from 6 to 6 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Both events are free and open to the public.



Reminder from the Central Receiving and the Mail Center

Please be advised that effective immediately, all personal packages that are delivered to the College will be refused or returned to sender.


Now Hiring!
The Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

·         Professional Development & Performance Coordinator

·         Bilingual Recruitment & Admissions Advisor

·         Vice President, IAMR


Click here to learn more about these positions. Please visit the link to all BCCC Jobs in the left-hand column above!




Open Gym:

Now Available

Now that the men’s and women’s basketball seasons have come to an end, interested faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of the Open Gym starting next week.


Open Gym will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.


Requirements for Open Gym usage:

·         Currently enrolled in classes

·         Student/Staff ID

·         Proper attire (court shoes – no boots permitted)

·         Remain respectful and refrain from the use of profanity

·         Sign the Sign-In sheet



BCCC Math Awareness Week: April 2-9

Did you know? April is Math Awareness Month! Help celebrate by taking part in the Mathematics & Engineering Department’s Math Awareness Week April 2-9. Activities will include the sixth annual Math Fair, Wednesday, April 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Students interested in participating in the poster presentation must complete the team registration form and submit it to or Mr. Pierce or Professor Saunders in room 168 of the Main Building no later than today, March 21. The registration form can be accessed here.


Click here for more information about Math Awareness Week!



Next Month – Home Sweet Baltimore Event
Looking into buying a new home? Be sure to check out the Home Sweet Baltimore event, taking place Thursday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Baltimore War Memorial (101 N. Gay St.). Lenders and developers will be on site to answer your home-buying questions. The event will also feature workshops that will teach you how to get closer to your dream of owning a home. Click here for more information.



Regular Payroll Schedule for FY 2014
The regular payroll schedule for FY 2014 is shown below. Timesheets must be submitted by 3 p.m. on the due date.

Payroll #

Start Date

End Date

Due Date

Pay Date








Check Out the Citizenship Program on Facebook!

Interested in learning more about what’s happening with the BCCC Citizenship Preparation Program? Head over to its Facebook page for updates about the program. Be sure to like the page and share it with your friends!



E-Learning Reminder: iPads in Your Classroom
Want to add iPads to your class experience, but unsure of where to start?
Click here to access a guide created by the E-Learning Department for ideas of how to use iPads with your students. Learn more about different apps and how you can use them to make your course interactive and exciting.

The first ten faculty to contact the E-Learning Department will have the opportunity to borrow an iPad for a week to learn more about how it works and how to incorporate it into their students’ learning.



Be in the Know: Register for e2Campus
Stay in the know about College closings and delayed openings with e2Campus!

Access the registration form here and check the BCCC website for weather related closings and delays.


Life Sciences Building Update: Fourth Floor Now Open

The fourth floor labs of the Life Sciences Building are now open. All students should go to the fourth floor for their scheduled labs. Biology 102 lab students should go to Room 409.


Click here to access current information for all Life Sciences Building moves for the upcoming semester. Work continues on the building and more information should be provided soon!


Please remember that there is no parking permitted under the LSB during construction. Those who park there will be ticketed and towed immediately!



Tell Your Students: Legendary Academy Info Sessions

Are any of your students looking for a job? Be sure to tell them about the Legendary Academy, a two-day class designed to provide further information about the Horseshoe Casino opening in Baltimore later this year. Six sessions will be held through April. This class will teach attendees more about the Horseshoe Casino brand, hiring requirements and current job opportunities available. Those who attend the Legendary Academy will receive special hiring consideration.


Click here to learn more, including when the six sessions will take place and how to RSVP.


Upcoming Events



Second Annual

Speech Contest

3/21/2014 | Noon

Fine Arts Theatre



4A Program Presents:
Starting Your Own Business

3/24/2014 | Noon to 2 p.m.

Main Building, Room 310





Disability Support Services Reminder:

Promote Your College Events with an Eye Toward Disabilities
When marketing your events on campus, please be sure to add the following statement to all printed materials:

Baltimore City Community College makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Students and/or guests who need special accommodations should contact the campus Disability Support Services Center (410-462-8585 or within 14 working days prior to attending a scheduled event. ASL interpreter requests may be made by emailing at least four weeks prior to attending a scheduled event.