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BCCC Community Open House This Wednesday!


The Summer/Fall 2014 Community Open House will take place Wednesday, April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Physical Education Center. The event will feature workshops on:


·         5 Steps to Successful Enrollment

·         Student Success Advising

·         How to Pay for College


Encourage your friends and family to attend. Attendees should bring their tax information to apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).




Annual Library Book Sale is Here!

The annual library book sale is going on today, April 28 through Monday, May 5 at the Bard Library. The library is seeking gently used books and other materials for use in the sale. Want to donate your used books to the library?


Call 410-462-8230 to make arrangements to drop off donations.




ITS Alert: N: Drive Currently Offline

Due to a security incident, the N: drive has been taken offline and will remain offline until a new secure folder structure is in place.


Only known processes will be activated today, April 28. This will allow areas such as the Testing Center, Payroll, Enrollment/Admissions and HR to perform their necessary work.


Access to group and individual files must be requested through the Helpdesk. You can send your supervisor-approved folder access request through the normal account form (see link below) for items deemed critical to BCCC business processes and projects.


Please allow time until the new file structure is in place later Friday or Monday for the necessary work to be complete in the new folder structure.

O:\Public\Forms\CITS\SRF - Network Account Form 2013 March.docx


Below is a link to the recommended use of the shared file folders. Further instruction will be sent once the new folder structure is in place:

O:\Public\Forms\CITS\Network folders structure_2013 Sept.pdf



RYP Artistic Books Exhibit Makes WJZ Morning TV


BCCC Refugee Youth Project (RYP) Coordinator Kursten Pickup discussed the work of her students in the Reginald F. Lewis Museum exhibition, "Interweaving Traditions: Bookbinding Across Cultures" on WJZ morning television Wednesday, April 23.

The exhibition features the beautiful artistic creations of RYP high school students who fled Bhutan, Nepal, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Congo and other places.

The students utilized bookbinding methods and non-traditional materials to form an extraordinary and artistic look at their lives. Watch the WJZ-TV clip and read the accompanying story here!


Reserve Your Spot: Faculty Affairs Retirement Dinner

The 2014 Faculty Affairs Retirement Dinner will be held Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North-Pikesville. Admission is $45 per person.


The event will celebrate the accomplishments of four BCCC faculty members who have dedicated long years of distinguished service to students.


The deadline for reservations is Friday, May 9. Payment must accompany reservations.


Click here for more information and the reservation form.



Volunteers Needed for Commencement

The 2014 BCCC Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 7. The College needs the following volunteer help:


Student Volunteers:

·         Line up graduating students, provide front door support, assist with graduating student check-in/name card distribution, escort VIPS


Staff Volunteers:

·         Assist with front door support to ensure students are escorted to proper areas, assist with graduating student check-in/name card distribution, escort VIPS


Faculty Volunteers:

·         Assist with platform robing, as well as faculty, staff and graduating student robing


Interested in volunteering? Email Tina Scott, Coordinator of BCCC Commencement Volunteers and Training, at Volunteer registrations must be received by Thursday, May 15 at 5 p.m.



Help for Your Home Improvement Project?

The Business and Technology’s Construction Supervision program will host a community outreach event tomorrow, April 29 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Construction Lab (Room 175 of the Main Building). Attendees will have the opportunity to complete service requests for construction and remodeling activities. Many students in the program are construction business owners or individuals who are willing to offer their services to members of the BCCC community at discounted rates.


For additional information, click here or call Solomon Fakinlede, program coordinator, at 410-462-8326.



China Day to Feature Lion Dancers and a Kung Fu Performance

The International Students Club hosts China Day as part of its annual Heritage Day observance, tomorrow, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. Come see the Lion Dancers from D.C., a Chinese history video and Kung Fu performance in addition to traditional Chinese cuisine provided by China Max. Guest speaker W. Fontaine Bell, director of the Maryland-China Business Council, will bring comments.


Click here for event program. For more information, contact Will Hug, International Student Counselor, at 410-462-8360.


Women’s and Gender Studies: BCCC’s New Frontier
Associate Dean Harris and Professor Moss will present a brief framework for a program in Women’s and Gender Studies at BCCC Wednesday, April 30 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 310 of the Main Building. A women’s center, open to students and the community, will also be discussed.

Faculty, staff and students are all invited to attend. Your feedback and support is critically important to the development of this new, exciting initiative.


Life Isn’t Fair Speaker Series:

From Prison Term to Graduate Degree
The 4A Program will present the latest installment of its Life Isn’t Fair speaker series with Dewey Bozella, who spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Upon his release, Bozella went on to become a professional boxer and earn his master’s degree. This event will take place Wednesday, April 30 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.


Click here to learn more about Bozella’s story. An event flyer can be accessed here.



R.E.S.P.E.C.T: Unlocking the Matters of the Heart

The Office of Student Life, in conjunction with the Civility, Sensitivity and Diversity Planning Committee will host the fourth annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T.- Unlocking Matters of the Heart event. This year’s event will feature sessions on dating and domestic violence, healthy relationships, gender roles and LGBTQ issues. The event is set to take place Thursday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Additional details will be announced here in the upcoming weeks.


10 - 10:10:

outside of Fine Arts Theatre


10:10 - 10:15:

Welcome/Purpose presentation by Dr. Richard Bucher, Fine Arts Theatre


10:15 - 11:15:

Keynote Speaker presentation: Traciana Graves, Fine Arts Theatre


11:20 - 12:20:

Break-out Sessions


·         Dating and Domestic Violence (facilitated by Keyandra Brisco from Children and Family Services), Fine Arts Theatre

·         Healthy Relationships (facilitated by Gregory M. Hunter, MCP., MS., LCSW-C-Addiction Counseling and Tope Aje, M. ED, MS, NCC, LGPC), Mini Conference Center


12:25 - 1:25:

Break-out Sessions


·         Gender Roles (facilitated by Dr. Meta Harris, Associate Dean, Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Dr. Boyd Servio-Mariano, Assistant Professor, Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences), Mini Conference Center 

·         LGBTQ Issues (facilitated by Jill Weaverling, Chase Brexton Health Care), Fine Arts Theatre


1:30 - 2:00

Wrap-up lunch, Mini Conference Center



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


(PIN) Positions:

  • Manager of Non-Credit Health Care
  • Instructional Specialist, ESL
  • Accountant I – General


Contractual Positions:

  • Clerical/Office Assistant
  • Helpdesk Specialist I


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



Upcoming: Final Exam Week
BCCC exam week will be held Monday, May 19 through Sunday, May 25.


Click here for more information, including instructions about administering final exams and details about final course grade submissions.




State Comptroller to Headline
BCCC Tax Symposium
The BCCC Inaugural Tax Symposium will be held Wednesday, May 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Speakers will include Peter Franchot, Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury, Carl Stokes, Baltimore City Councilman and Chair of Budget, Taxation and Economic Development and Arun Subhas, partner at Ernst & Young, a global consulting firm. The event is free and open to members of the community.

For more information contact Accounting Program Coordinator Professor Brian R.Lazarus, MBA,CPA, at 410-462 7468 or or Associate Dean Bryant Evans, MPA at 410-462-7696 or



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.



Knowledge Is Power Learning Forum

QUEST: The Journal of Higher Education Excellence, in conjunction with the Department of English, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, will host the Knowledge is Power – Register for Summer/Fall 2014 Classes at Baltimore City Community College event. This learning forum will feature Darrin Henson from the film “Soul Food” and Dr. Sabrina Jackson, an author from Detroit.


The event is free to the public and will be held Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. For further information, contact professor Vance at 410-462-7745 or Click here to view an event flyer.



FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Training
The second FMLA training session for directors, supervisors and managers will be held Thursday, May 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mini Conference Center. This training session will be limited to 35 attendees and will cover the following:


·         The history of FMLA

·         FMLA notice requirements

·         Supervisor’s role in FMLA compliance

·         Frequently Asked Questions about FMLA

·         Overlap of FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation laws

·         Difference between intermittent FMLA and full FMLA


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



Alert to Students: New Scholarship Opportunity

The Board of Trustees of The John J. Leidy Foundation, Inc. awarded the BCCC Foundation $2,200 to put toward 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 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




Reminder from the ITS Security Office: Data Security and You

Click here to view information from the ITS Security Office about data security and to learn about the importance of being mindful of it both at work and on-the-go.



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.


Please note the following budget deadlines:


·         Today, April 25 _ Budgets returned to Divisions for revisions

·         Monday, May 5 – Budgets due back to Budget Office

·         Thursday, May 15 – College budget due to President

·         Tuesday, May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees


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.



Step Increases Now in Effect
As of now, 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



Second College-Wide Assessment Council Meetings

Next Month

The College-Wide Assessment Council (CWAC) will hold a second meeting Wednesday, May 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Gaare Auditorium.



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.



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. 



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 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

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 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





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



4A Program Presents:

Financial Literacy 101

4/28/2014 | 4 to 6 p.m.

Main Building, Room 256



International Students Club Celebration of China Day

4/29/2014 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fine Arts Theatre



Supervision Program:

Community Outreach Event

4/29/2014 | Noon to 3 p.m.

Main Building, Room 175



Life Isn’t Fair Speaker Series

Featuring Dewey Bozella

4/30/2014 | Noon to 2 p.m.

Fine Arts Theatre


Women’s and Gender Studies:

BCCC’s New Frontier

4/30/2014 | Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Main Building, Room 310


Summer-Fall 2014

Community Open House

4/30/2014 | 4 to 7 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.