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Enrollment Update
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Faculty Retirement Dinner




The Faculty Retirement Dinner was a collegial and celebratory event at the Hilton DoubleTree in Pikesville.


The retirees were Professors Lynn A. Kerr, Cynthia Webb, Tibor Osztreicher, and Richard Danforth, who have given 113 years of their collective lives to BCCC! Congratulations to all retirees, who move on to new adventures and chapters of excellence in their lives.


Special thanks to Professor Lynn Kerr for providing a little reporting and a photo from last night’s event!


Reminder from Business & Finance: FY14 Deadlines

The last day for any requisitions using FY14 funds is Friday, May 23.

Please submit them as soon as possible!

Your Requests to Daily News…

If you made a recent submission to the Daily News and found your announcement was not in the publication, we have been experiencing technical issues with the BCCC Daily News mailbox which have now been resolved. Please resubmit your request, if possible! Thank you for your patience.

ID Booth Summer Schedule

Effective Monday, May 19, the BCCC ID booth will operate during the following hours:


Monday – Friday:

9 a.m. to Noon

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


These hours will be effective through Friday, Aug. 1.

Get Your Students to Respond to Spring Course Evaluations!


As of May 15, the overall response rate for the Academic Affairs Spring Evaluation of Instruction is 22 percent.  The graph below illustrates the response rates by department.




Please remind your students to respond to the mandatory evaluations! This is a crucial part of the faculty evaluation process and key to improving instruction and programs.


Relieve Your Stress! Comedy Show – Tonight!

The Office of Student Life and 4A Program present the Laugh Your Stress Away Comedy Show tonight, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. The show will be hosted by Larry Lancaster and feature comedians Ray-Diva, Damo Hicks, Chico, Sonny Fuller, Henry Jones and more!


Click here to view an event flyer.



Fitness Can Be Fun Games

Join students in the BCCC Physical Therapy Assistant Program tomorrow, May 17 for the Fitness Can Be Fun Games, 9 a.m. to noon on the Liberty Campus.


The day will consist of game competitions, a vendor fair and a silent auction. Families are encouraged to come out and show their support. All proceeds will benefit the Mount Washington Pediatric Weigh Smart program.  


Annual BCCC Fashion Show – Tomorrow!
The Fashion Design Program presents its 35th Spring Fashion Show, “Ka’äs,” tomorrow, May 17, from 6-8 p.m. in the Physical Education Center.


“Ka’äs” evokes the varied artistic expressions of students in the Fashion Show Production class, who crafted and meticulously constructed original fashion couture by hand, machine and computerized methods. The show is the product of months of sweat equity by the students who achieved a level of skill and creativity to design individual garments and fashion collections.


Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for non-students and can be purchased by calling the Cashier’s Office at 410-462-8058 or visiting the Cashier’s Office in Room 051C of the Main Building.


A reception and exhibition for all ticket bearers will be held in the Mini Conference Center before the show, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Crystal Lucas at 410-462-7605 or e-mail Click here for event flyer!



Actor Darrin Henson Comes to BCCC Sunday!

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


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



Take the Stress Out of Exam Week!
Are your students feeling the pressure over the upcoming exam week? Remind them they can “Caffeinate to Graduate!” The BCCC Alumni Association and BCCC Foundation are providing coffee, tea and cookies Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Student Affairs Atrium. Click here to learn more.



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.



Campus Window Cleaning
A reminder for faculty and staff: As of this week, our window cleaning contractor has started to clean all interior and exterior windows on the Liberty Campus, including the West and South Pavilion buildings. The cleaning should take approximately 10 days. During this period, please remove any items from interior window locations that may block accessibility.


Should you have any questions or need any further information, please contact the facilities help desk at 410-462-8530.



From the Office of Professional Development:

Write Effective Performance Goals

All faculty and staff are encouraged to click here 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



Internet Explorer Update

Microsoft recently published Security Bulletin MS14-021, a security update for the recent Internet Explorer (IE) problem, for all versions of IE and for use with Windows XP, which is no longer a supported Operating System (OS).


BCCC has centralized automatic updating for all our PC systems - you do not need to do anything - it was updated automatically. All LAN-connected PC systems should be updated and any laptops that have not connected to the network recently will need to process all windows updates to be secure.

Home users: make sure you process your Windows security updates to make sure this vulnerability is removed.


On May 1, the IT Advisory Committee (ITAC) approved the use of alternate browsers to include Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. These will be included in the PC system image going forward and can be downloaded by clients without any problem. At this point we still recommend using a browser other than IE.


If you need further assistance please email the IT Services Helpdesk at




Survey Your Opinion of
The IAMR division will be revamping the College website over the next few months. Before we get started, we need to hear from faculty, students and staff about the current site.

Please take a few moments to answer the survey questions here.

The new and improved website will be more user-friendly and student-focused, will feature easier navigation and will support mobile platforms. Students, faculty and staff can expect to see a new and redesigned site by the Fall 2014 semester.

Thanks for your participation. Your opinion matters!



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


  • Instructional Specialist, ESL
  • Accountant 1
  • Manager of Non-Credit Healthcare
  • Building Security Officer
  • Helpdesk Specialist 1


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



Handling Student Disruptions in the Learning Environment

The Office of Judicial Affairs, in conjunction with the Academic Affairs Division, Policy and Public Safety, DSS and Student Support and Wellness Center, will present the Handling Student Disruptions in the Learning Environment training Wednesday, May 21 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 233 of the Main Building. Attendees will earn professional development credit.


Facilitators will include:


Edward Ennels, Assistant Professor of Math, Engineering and Computer Science

William Booth, Chief, Police and Public Safety
Stefan Charles-Pierre, Coordinator, Disability Support Services

Angela Donn, Mental Health Therapist

Kathy Odell-Carlson, Coordinator, Office of Judicial Affairs


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.



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.


Next Deadline:
Tuesday, May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees



College-Wide Assessment Council Meeting

The next and final College-Wide Assessment Council (CWAC) meeting for the semester will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Gaare Auditorium.



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




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.



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.



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.



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:

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





Upcoming Events



Laugh Your Stress Away Comedy Show

5/16/2014 | 7-9 p.m.

Fine Arts Theatre



Fitness Can Be Fun Games

5/17/2014 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon


35th Annual Fashion Show

5/17/2014 | 6-8 p.m.

Physical Education Center



Actor Darrin Henson

5/18/2014 | 3-6 p.m.

Mini Conference Center