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35th Annual BCCC Fashion Show
35th Spring Fashion Show, “Ka’äs,” held this past Saturday on
the Liberty Campus, was a spectacular success. The event, hosted by
national fashion journalist and BCCC admissions advisor Latease Lashley,
transformed the Physical Education Center into “Fashion Central” where
area fashion vendors – art sellers,
clothing makers and accessories merchants – joined Baltimore expert
tailor Earle Bannister and other supporters of the fashion program.
the production, runway models traversed the catwalk with the grace of
Naomi Campbell, showing off the varied artistic garments of student
designers in the Fashion Show Production class.
receptions both preceded and followed the show, where the students put
additional fashion couture on display. Special thanks to the Business &
Technology Division, and Latease Lashley for event photos and text!
Get Your Students to Respond to Spring Course Evaluations!
of today, May 22, the overall response rate for the Academic Affairs Spring
Evaluation of Instruction is 33 percent of
class sections. The graph below illustrates the
response rates by department.
Please help improve these numbers by encouraging your students
to take the evaluation survey.
- Regular student users of Blackboard will see the
link when they sign on for their classes.
- Students who have not used Blackboard will be able
to access the survey easily by going to the College website
(bccc.edu), clicking on Blackboard, and following the instructions to
determine their Blackboard log-in and password.
sure to tell students the survey is completely anonymous – instructors
will not see results until grades have already been submitted. This
online survey will preserve instruction time, replace paper copies and
provide for immediate feedback at the end of the grading cycle. The survey
will be available through the last day of classes prior to final exam week.
The Course Evaluations will end at Sunday Night, May 25, the end
IT Services: Update
Services has recently worked on the following projects:
– Harold King, the new Telecom Coordinator will be sending the Liberty West
client-users a timeline for the next couple of weeks as the Voice over IP
(VoIP) system replaces the traditional PBX switch. The target date
for cutover is Wednesday, June 4. The Liberty Campus will undergo the
and Multi-Media – Dr. Cazabon will soon roll the annual refresh cycle.
Standard practice requires the oldest machines be replaced, as well as any
remaining machines using Windows XP, which is no longer supported.
Management Overview – Dr. Wamalwa began training the ERP Steering Committee
by reviewing the state methodology for typical software development
life cycle (SDLC) and executive level Project Management. The plan is
to roll out in stages to IT and Facilities groups next so the College has a
common understanding and terminology usage
(milestones, due dates, deliverables) for project planning.
College has received approval from the state totaling $1.2 million dollars
(for FY14 & FY15) to begin the preparatory work of documenting our
business processes (baseline was started in 2009) and the creation of the
final Systems RFP. Several projects, as
approved by the IT Advisory (ITAC) and ERP Working Groups will move
forward, namely; Identity Management to address compliance issues with
using personally identifiable information for login and authentication.
Document Imaging will move ahead if
compatible with any future/potential ERP systems. The College is awaiting state “approval to proceed” as the
ERP next step to staff the Project Management Office (PMO) and officially
start the prep work.
Portal log-on – A recent upgrade to the Faculty portal eliminates the
four-digit PIN. The Enterprise Applications Group of programmers worked
with the user clients by providing specifications, testing, documentation
and training for a successful implementation. Faculty and authorized staff
can log on to the faculty portal with their network name and password
instead of the PIN code. This helps keeps systems more secure and in
compliance with legislative audit exceptions on password complexity. The
student portal would also benefit from a similar upgrade and is under
2014 Self-Study Survey Update For
Students, Faculty and Staff
Self-Study Survey for Students
feedback about BCCC programs and
services is vital to the Self-Study
process and to enhancing the ways we serve our students.
2013 Self-Study Survey was key to the Self-Study
Report. The College has launched an updated Student Self-Study Survey
to help us respond to the Middle States Visit. Please strongly encourage
students to complete the survey when
they log on to Blackboard. The survey will remain open through the end
Self-Study Surveys for Administrators, Professional Staff
and Skilled Services Staff
Thanks to your responses to the 2013 Spring Self-Study Survey,
we were able to provide a great deal of information for the Self-Study
Report. We need your help again! Your input helped us to identify issues
that need further attention. The Office of Institutional Research and the
Self-Study team have revised the Self-Study Survey for Administrators,
Professional Staff and Skilled Services Staff to help us address some of
the issues raised in the Self-Study Report.
Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey through
the link below.
It focuses on areas vital to responding to Middle States and
our continued enhancement of programs and services. All responses will
Faculty: Complete Dean and Associate Dean Assessment
adjunct and full-time faculty are encouraged to complete anonymous surveys
provide feedback about their respective Dean and Associate Dean. Human
Resources will share the data gathered from these surveys with President
and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The deadline to complete the
surveys is Friday, June 6.
Associate Dean Assessment
Final Days to Voice Your Opinion about www.bccc.edu
take a few moments to answer the survey questions here.
Your opinion matters.
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
for your participation.
Today: Gallery and Artist Talk
staff and students are all invited to attend the Art Exhibit and Artist Talk
in the EHVPA Gallery (Ground floor of the Main Building in the Fine Arts
Wing) today, May 22 at 6 p.m. The event will feature the artwork of
the students of Tamara Payne’s ART 106 (Art in the Culture) class, which
will be displayed in the 106 & Art Presents Raw Material
exhibit. Come check out the impressive work done by these talented and
creative non-art majors!
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Training
second FMLA training session for directors, supervisors and managers will
be held today, 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:
history of FMLA
role in FMLA compliance
Asked Questions about FMLA
of FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation laws
between intermittent FMLA and full FMLA
contact Ms. Michelle Williams, HR Employee Labor Relations Administrator,
to RSVP for a specific date.
Alert Your Students: Low-Cost Quality Child Care
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 (six months -
five years) and an evening aftercare program starting in the fall (ages 5 –
CCAMPIS 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 child care subsidy from the State of Maryland are not eligible
for participation in the grant program, though there are sliding scale fees
available. The deadline for summer enrollment is today, May 22,
while the deadline for enrollment in the evening program is August 11. See
eligibility for CCAMPIS scholarships below:
receive assistance through this program, students must:
Be a Pell-eligible student-parent
Be enrolled in 3 credits (summer) 6 credits (fall/spring)
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
Attend workshop trainings and participate in survey and evaluation
For further information, please
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.
Reminder from Business & Finance: FY14 Deadlines
last day for any requisitions using FY14 funds is tomorrow, May 23.
submit them as soon as possible!
Take the Stress Out of Exam Week - “Caffeinate to
BCCC Alumni Association and BCCC Foundation are providing coffee, tea and
cookies now through tomorrow, May 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in
the Student Affairs Atrium. Click here to learn more.
Upcoming: Final Exam Week
exam week will be held now through Sunday, May 25.
Click here for more
information, including instructions about administering final exams and
details about final course grade submissions.
Cafeteria Summer Hours to Take Effect Next Week
Tuesday, May 27, the BCCC cafeteria will be operating from 7:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday. The grill will close at 2:30 p.m. daily. These
hours will continue until further notice.
ID Booth Summer Schedule
this week, the BCCC ID booth will operate during the following hours. These hours will be effective through
Friday, Aug. 1.
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to Noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fall 2014 Advisement Schedule: Register Now
up for Doodle at http://doodle.com/u8cyzbp3ye22ryve and register for fall advisement.
Access the current advisement schedule. Check
your dates and times if you’ve already signed up!
From the Office of Professional Development:
Write Effective Performance Goals
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Explorer Update
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).
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.
users: make sure you process your Windows security updates to make sure
this vulnerability is removed.
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.
you need further assistance please email the IT Services Helpdesk at Helpdesk@bccc.edu.
New BCCC Positions Posted!
Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the following
- Instructional Specialist,
- Accountant 1
- Manager of Non-Credit
- 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!
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.
Tuesday, May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees
College-Wide Assessment Council Meeting
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
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.
may go to www.bcccfoundation.org/scholarships
to download an application and apply for all of the BCCC Foundation
applications must be received by June 15.
further information, contact Myra Derbyshire at the BCCC Foundation at
Reminders from the E-Learning Department:
Your Course for the Quality Matters (QM) Review:
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
- Having your course acknowledged on the QM website
Steps for having your online or
hybrid course QM recognized and timeline.
- Respond to this email and copy your associate dean
and dean, indicating your willingness and commitment to follow through
- 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.
- Prepare your course for the QM review by the end of
- Submit your course for review in September
- Have your course QM recognized in December
E-Learning Department would like to have at least 15 faculty members
participate in this process. If you are interested, email Diana Zilberman
and associate deans, please encourage your faculty to have their online or
hybrid courses QM reviewed. Many thanks for your support in this effort!
the Impact of E-Learning at Community Colleges:
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
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
seminar will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
in the Mini Conference Center.
- 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
you would like to attend the seminar, please verify with your supervisor
that you may attend and send your information to email@example.com.
Click here to view an event
flyer and learn more about how to reserve a spot.
How Much is Enough for Your Retirement?
Are You in the Ballpark?
“new retirement” will last a long time for most people. Come learn how to
find out how much you will need for your ideal retirement lifestyle Wednesday,
June 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Attendees
will be shown how to supplement their Social Security and pension with
the money saved through MSRP plans.
Last Chance to Get
Your Supplemental Retirement Questions Answered!
Cooke, the Nationwide retirement specialist, will be on campus Wednesday,
June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center to answer
your supplemental retirement questions.
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
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
Click here to arrange a
20-minute appointment in advance.
May 2014 Assessment Newsletter Now Available
4 of the Assessment Newsletter, distributed by Academic Affairs, is now
available! Click here
to access it.
prior newsletters can be accessed here.
The Professional Development Calendar Has Been Updated!
on the links below to review the Professional Development calendar and
descriptions for upcoming workshops.
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
In preparation for the end of the fiscal
year, please note and adhere to the following deadlines:
request for any requisitions using FY14 funding, providing all backup
documentation is included
travel reimbursements for payment in FY14 to Accounts Payable. If travel
is in June, then submit by July 3
spring tuition reimbursement requests to
holders must submit May 2014 CPC statements with original receipts to the
holders must submit June 2014 CPC statements with original
receipts to the Procurement Office
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.
Office-Main Building, Room 51C
Pavilion, Room 228
Pavilion, Room 237