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Know Your BCCC Facts!

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Mayor Highlights ACE, BCCC Jobs Partnership

with MOED in BCED Press Conference



Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake chose the Business and Continuing Education Division as the site of a press conference yesterday highlighting her administrations job creation efforts, the BCCC ACE (Accelerated Connections to Employment) program and the Colleges active partnership with the Mayors Office of Employment Development (MOED). ACE integrates basic and technical skills development employing the Maryland Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) model.




The press conference, which drew camera crews from three Baltimore television networks and a reporter from the Baltimore Sun, was the perfect opportunity to feature successful BCCC student Sherie Hopkins, who talked about her experiences as a Multi-Skilled Medical Technician trainee. Hopkins is due to graduate from the program in late August. According to Meintje Westerbeek, BCCC Director of English Language Services who also spoke at the press conference, The citizens of Baltimore need accelerated connections to employment. It is not enough simply to study and train. Were trying to put people to work and the MI-BEST model is a particularly effective way to achieve that.



Still Have to do Your Taxes?

Free Income Tax Assistance from BCCC Accounting Students


BCCC Accounting students, under the guidance of Professor Brian R. Lazarus, CPA, Accounting Program Coordinator, are participating in the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for the first time.

The program requires students to pass multiple exams administered by the IRS  before they are deemed qualified to prepare Income Tax returns to eligible members of the community free of charge.

Professor Lazarus has pioneered the integration of VITA as an integral component of his Income Tax Accounting class and students are required to provide a minimum of 20 hours of income tax assistance. This VITA program is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Accounting at Coppin University.

For more information about this program, please contact Professor Brian R. Lazarus, MBA, CPA at 410 462 -7468 or Associate Dean Bryant E. Evans, MPA, at 410 462 7696.


Today: Autism Presentation from Professor Bucher
Sociology Professor Richard Bucher, along with his wife, will present Lessons Learned from Our Son Jimmy Living with Autism, today, April 9 from noon to 1:20 p.m. in Room 304 of the Main Building. The two will discuss life with their son Jimmy and what its like to raise a child with autism.


For more information, contact Dr. Bucher at 410-462-7667. This event is open to the College community.



Annual BCCC Math Fair is Here!

The annual Math Fair is scheduled to take place today, April 9 from noon to 1:30 in the Mini Conference Center. Come celebrate Math Awareness Week!



Dating and Domestic Violence Workshop Wednesday
Did you know? April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Shawn Harrison, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Safety, and Angela Donn from Student Support and Wellness Services, will facilitate Knowing the Warning Signs and Symptoms: Addressing Students Who Are Experiencing Dating and Domestic Violence, a staff development workshop being held today, April 9 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Gaare Auditorium.


Attendees will learn about the signs and symptoms of domestic violence, as well as ways to help students dealing with it. The workshop will also discuss the institutional compliance with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). Click here to view more information about VAWA.



Tomorrow: Employer Visibility Day with Johns Hopkins University
The College will host an Employer Visibility Day with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health today, April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 106 of the Main Building.


Students are asked to bring an updated resume. Click here to learn more.



Free Yourself with the Smoking Cessation Program
Student Support and Wellness Services, in conjunction with the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc., will present the Free Yourself anti-smoking program. The free group smoking cessation classes will be held on Thursdays (April 10, 17, 24) from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the South Pavilion. Attendees will have access to individual counseling, support groups and patches. Both staff and students trying to kick the habit are encouraged to participate!


An interest meeting will be held today, April 9, from 12 to 1:30 in the Tranquility Lounge. Click here to view an event flyer.   



Allied Health Mixer: Tomorrow!
The School of Allied Health and Nursing, in conjunction with the Promise Academy, will present the first Allied Health Mixer tomorrow, April 10 from
3 to 5 p.m.
in Gaare Auditorium. Attendees will learn about the challenges and the success that comes with being part of the BCCC Allied Health Program. The event will feature guest speaker Gloria Lay, BSN, RN, a BCCC Nursing Alumnae. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to view an event flyer.   


From Professor J Hon Vance
The 5th Annual QUEST Conference will convene tomorrow, April 10 and Friday, April 11 in the Mini Conference Center. The keynote speakers are Dr. Marvin Cheatham, Sr., candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates 40th District, and Mr. Damion Cooper, director of Neighborhood Relations for the Baltimore City Council. The conference will run each day from 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Click here for the current conference schedule!


Career Development Workshop

The Office of Career Development & Employment Services is having its Career Development Workshop tomorrow, April 10 from 10 a.m.- noon in Room 106 of the Main Building. Click here to view the event flyer.


For more information, contact Marilyn Hendricks, BCCC Career Development Services Specialist, at 410-462-8492.



This Friday: Dental Hygienes Zumbathon Fundraiser
The Freshmen Class of 2015 will host a two-hour Zumbathon Extravaganza Friday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Center. This event will feature raffles, refreshments and Zumba dance instructors Mona Khacho, Stephanie Scott and Denere Hilton. Entry is $5, or $4 with a BCCC ID. Come out and show your support!



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


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.



BCCC Cafeteria: Closed for Spring Break

Reminder: The College cafeteria will be closed Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18 for spring break.



Tell Your Students: Sign Up for a STEM Scholarship

Now through April 15!

The STEM Scholars Program at BCCC is an incredible opportunity to join a cutting-edge learning community devoted to excellence in science, technology, engineering and math. Receive up to $4,150 in scholarships per academic year. Get on the road to success! For more information, click here or contact Professor Marianna Gleger at



Save the Date! Administrative Professionals Day Later this Month


A reminder for all administrative professionals (administrative assistants, office assistants, administrative coordinators (PIN and contractual administrative support staff) Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 23. Invitations and details will be forwarded.



Voter Registration Day a Week from Tomorrow

Registered to vote? If the answer is no, take advantage of the BCCC Voter Registration Day, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Register to vote from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Service Wing Lobby. Click here to learn more.



Like the College on Facebook!


The official College Facebook page is a popular place to hang out and join the community conversation! As of today, 1,396 people follow the page and its one of the top places to communicate with students. Nearly every day we receive inquiries about academic programs, how to enroll, the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships.


Students and prospective students contact us on the page for immediate answers to their questions. Facebook is a major touchpoint of the College! Going forward, the need for BCCC faculty and staff to be knowledgeable of this vital social media resource will only grow. You control the level of your engagement - and privacy. Consider joining Facebook today and Like our page! For more information, contact Bill Fleming in IAMR at 410-209-6041 or


Step Increases Now in Effect
Effective as of yesterday, all eligible positions will receive an in-grade single step increase. If you have reached the highest step in your grade, you are NOT eligible for this step increase.

Pay checks dated April 9 will only include one day at the new rate. The pay check dated April 23 will include the full increase.

Health Holiday Announcement
The Department of Budget and Management has announced its approval for FY14 employee health holidays during the month of April. Bi-weekly employees will receive two health holidays. No health deductions (dental, medical and prescription) will be taken from regular employee paychecks for these health holidays on April 9 and April 23.

Also, because April has three pay period ending dates for regular bi-weekly employees, all health deductions (dental, medical, prescription, term life, AD&D, Flex Spending and Long Term care) will be skipped for the pay period ending date April 29. These will be reflected in paychecks issued May 7.

Regular bi-weekly employees will receive three consecutive paychecks with no or limited health deductions.


New Shuttle Bus Hours Now in Effect

The BCCC shuttle bus service will operate under the following schedule through the rest of the semester:


7 a.m.              

Liberty Campus

7:05 a.m.

West Pavilion and UMI Building

7:15 a.m.

Bio Park

7:30 a.m.

Harbor Campus

7:45 a.m.

UMI Building and West Pavilion

8 a.m.

Liberty Campus


This schedule will repeat hourly, with the last stop at Liberty Campus at 10 p.m. Persons needing special accommodations should contact Public Safety at




Retirement Planning for Women Workshop

Women and men face different concerns and challenges when it comes to accumulating enough money for retirement.


The upcoming Retirement Planning for Women workshop on

Wednesday, April 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gaare Auditorium will discuss the obstacles women face when planning for their retirement, and how to manage them.




Supplemental Retirement Questions?

Meet with Jeannie Henry, the Nationwide retirement specialist, Wednesday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center to assist those that have questions about retirement.

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


You can conveniently make an appointment through the new online scheduling system. Click here to arrange a 20-minute appointment in advance.



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


Click here to view an event flyer and learn more about how to reserve a spot.


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

  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator
  • Associate Director of Human Resources
  • Manager of Non-Credit Health Care


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



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 Your supervisor MUST be copied. It is not necessary to copy HR staff. We will access your request through the PDregister web account. 



FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Training
There will be two FMLA training sessions held for directors, supervisors and managers. Each training session will teach attendees about the following:

         The history of FMLA

         FMLA notice requirements

         Supervisors role in FMLA compliance

         Frequently Asked Questions about FMLA

         Overlap of FMLA, ADA and Workers Compensation laws

         Difference between intermittent FMLA and full FMLA


Each training session will be limited to 35 attendees and will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mini Conference Center. The training dates are:


         Thursday, April 24

         Thursday, May 22


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



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 25

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

May 1

Begin submitting FY15 requisitions to the Procurement Office

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 Colleges 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 Cashiers 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/Bursars Office.



Vashti Hayletts


Bursars Office-Main Building, Room 51C



Tieasha Stanley

West Pavilion, Room 228




Eileen Waitsman


West Pavilion, Room 237





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



Employer Visibility Day

With Johns Hopkins University

4/9/2014 | 10 a.m. to Noon

Main Building, Room 106


2014 Math Fair

4/9/2014 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Mini Conference Center


Lessons Learned

From Our Son Jimmy:

Living with Autism

4/9/2014 | Noon to 1:20 p.m.

Main Building, Room 304


Knowing the Warning Signs and Symptoms:

Addressing Students Who Are Experiencing Dating and Domestic Violence

4/9/2014 | Noon to 2 p.m.

Gaare Auditorium


Smoking Cessation Program:

Interest Meeting

4/9/2014 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tranquility Lounge



5th Annual Quest Conference

4/10/2014 | 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Mini Conference Center


Career Development Workshop

4/10/2014 | 10 a.m. to Noon

Main Building, Room 106


Allied Health Mixer

4/10/2014 | 3 to 5 p.m.

Gaare Auditorium


4A Program Presents: 4A Spoken Word

4/10/2014 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Mini Conference Center



5th Annual Quest Conference

4/11/2014 | 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Mini Conference Center


Dental Hygienes Zumbathon Fundraiser

4/11/2014 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Physical Education Center






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.