Things To Know


Know Your BCCC Facts!

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year fact sheet here.


President’s Speaking

Request Form

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Need a College
Business Card?
Contact Ms. Marie Hinton, IAMR Administrative Assistant, at 410-209-6056 to obtain a business card request form to place an order.


The Speakers Bureau
is Back!

Learn More

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Strategic Plan

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 enrollment data here!

RYP Guest Bartending Night This Wednesday!


Come out for a little guest bartending at one of the favorite restaurants of BCCC Refugee Youth Project (RYP) Coordinator Kursten Pickup and Brittany DeNovellis, Volunteer Specialist – SWEET 27, 123 W. 27th St. in the Charles Village/Remington area – to benefit our work on behalf of refugee youth! 5:30-11 p.m.


Tell your waiter you are there to support us and 50 percent of drink sales and 18 percent of food sales will be donated directly to RYP! Take advantage of $3 selected wine and beer during Happy Hour (5:30-7 p.m.). In addition, it happens to be Ms. Kursten's birthday so please stop by and celebrate with us! Family/Kid friendly.

Save-the-Date! Community Forum Is Thursday, August 14


Mark your calendar for the next Community Forum, Thursday, Aug. 14 at the P.E. Center! Registration and breakfast are from 8:30-9:30 a.m. All full-time PIN and contractual employees are encouraged to attend. More details will be shared soon!

Welcome New Hires!


(From left) Dr. Juanita Catchings, Associate Director of HR; Jamie Cofield, Help Desk Supervisor, ITS; Debra Winslow, Accountant, Foundation; Adeniyi Olunuga, Network Infrastructure Security Engineer, ITS; Jose Barata, Science Center Coordinator, Academic Affairs; Brittany Henderson, Admissions Specialist, Student Affairs; Michelle Mason, Account Clerk I, B&F; Michael Pindell, Intake/Assessment Specialist, BCED;  Brian O’Connell, Chief Budget Officer, B&F; Cheryl Hinton, Grant Specialist, IAMR; and Jawan Hanks, Materials Management Tech, B&F.


BCCC held a new-hire orientation Wednesday for 11 incoming members of our community. Be sure to welcome anyone you see in this picture should you run into them on campus!

Singing Praises to Promote Education!


This past weekend, Professor Jà Hon Vance shared the stage with gospel legend Vanessa Bell Armstrong in performances at multiple Baltimore City churches, including Douglas Memorial Community Church and Empowerment Temple. “(We) performed together, promoting education and humanities through the genre of gospel music,” he explained, adding that he took the opportunity at every venue to promote excellent educational and career training offerings at BCCC specifically. Professor Vance sees this innovative outreach as part of his personal mission to advance higher education by creating a lively learning environment, whether in the classroom or on the concert stage.

New Director of Complete College Baltimore

Seeks to Double the Number of Students Served


Dr. Calvin Ball believes in community colleges. Having been an instructor for four years in Morgan State’s Community College Leadership Program and chairing several doctoral commissions there, Dr. Ball comes to BCCC to remove roadblocks to student success, boost students’ focus on college completion and increase the number of graduates with a BCCC degree.



“We’re setting a goal to double the number of students we serve this semester – and triple it in the spring,” he says.


If you know someone who could benefit from the Complete College Baltimore accelerated approach to education and student success, direct them to more information on the program here. Please have them complete the Student Initial Intake and Fall 2014 Application forms!

Sustainability at BCCC: Renewing Ourselves, Renewing our State


In this week’s summer ”Going Green” column, Associate Dean Bryant Evans suggests ways to make the College more sustainable – and build a culture of sustainability.

All You Need to Know About ELI


English Language Instruction (ELI) is the way many successful graduates got their start here at the College. Read more about developmental English and Reading for non-natives at BCCC and contact Betsy Mackey, Coordinator of English Language Instruction, at 410-986-5433 for more information.

Special Announcement from Chief Booth on

Parking During the Aug. 4-23 Registration Period


General registration began Monday, Aug. 4 and stretches through Saturday, Aug. 23.  We ask all faculty and staff to park in the designated Faculty/Staff lot, Lot E , to allow sufficient parking for students in lots A through D who are still attending summer classes and registering for fall during this period.

Parking Permits Now Available


Parking permits for the coming academic year (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) are available for purchase. Employees who wish to sign up for pre-tax parking via payroll deduction must be signed up by Friday, Aug. 22. All employees interested in pre-tax parking please complete the form at the end of this information packet, and bring it along with your employee ID to the Public Safety Office, Room 58. Persons who wish to pay cash for permits can do so by visiting the ID Booth located on the ground floor of the Main Building next to the Cashier. Remember to pay for the parking permit at the Cashier prior to coming to the ID Booth.

ITS Announces New Email Security Feature


MP900387754[1]Through the collaborative efforts of Adeniyi Olunuga, Kennedy Franco and Thad Berry, the ITS Network and Systems team proudly announces the addition of a new email security appliance. Begun Friday, July 25, unwanted messages are now being blocked at a significantly higher rate with user-accessible quarantines for retrieving unnecessarily blocked inbound mail.


The College community’s patience with the heavy influx of spam is greatly appreciated. We hope the additional protections meet your demand for a more pleasant email experience. Please submit suspicious emails to the IT Service Desk at or http://bccc-helpdesk/ServiceDesk if junk gets through the system.

Current BCCC Employment Opportunities Updated!


  • Administrative Assistant III
  • Assistant Professor, Fashion Design
  • Building Security Officer
  • Instructor Specialist, ESL
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Manager of Non-Credit Healthcare
  • Procurement Specialist II
  • Vice President, Business & Finance


For more detailed information for all job postings, please visit BCCC Jobs, also accessible in the left-hand column!

ITS Update

MP900401797[1]Did you know?

Internet service at the Main campus and Liberty West have been significantly increased! The Liberty West site was connected to networkMarylandTM last October, eliminating the need to share the Main campus’s Internet service (still there as a backup). The Main campus in the last couple of weeks has doubled its 90MB (vendor-provided) capacity through the addition of a 100MB circuit, again from networkMarylandTM.


Why is this important?

1. Our focus is always on students and now that we have the additional capacity, students and supporting staff have more bandwidth and quicker response for their use.

2. Many if not most programs used by the Testing Department, Financial Aid and Tutoring are now web-based.

3. As preparatory work for the ERP project, the infrastructure will continue to be improved. The new ERP system will have the resources needed PRIOR to or at implementation.


Near Future: We are working with the State to add a circuit for BCED’s RPC site so they can enjoy the same lightning speed and throughput to serve their staff and future training contracts.


B. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

The new telephone system was successfully deployed June 4 at Liberty West. The same system will be coming to the Main campus over the next few months (except August – when there will be a freeze on telephone moves). This should be completed by the end of the year if not sooner.


Any questions regarding these projects or other telecom issues can be routed to Harold King, BCCC Telecom Coordinator, at


         Chief Information Officer

Recent Robotics Grad Bertram LaRose and Professor

Alton Smith Make U.S. Black Engineer Magazine!


Bertram LaRose came to BCCC to sharpen his skills in robotics and electronics engineering technology. He left with a job as a high-speed train technician at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is featured in the Summer 2014 U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine with his teacher and mentor, Professor Alton Smith. And he accomplished all this at the age of 54! Click here and arrow to pages 8-9 for the story.

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

August Hours for Campus Areas



Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Hours will change Aug. 15. New hours will be posted then.




Monday Friday

7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The grill will close at 2:30 p.m.


These hours still in effect.




ID Booth

Aug. 4 – Aug. 23 Registration Period:


Monday – Thursday

8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.


8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Draft Policies and Procedures Open for Comment


The draft policies and procedures listed below are posted and open for comment on our intranet Discussion Board. Click here to access the discussion!


Policy & Procedures

Transfer and Advance Standing (Academic Affairs)

Library Fines and Fees (Academic Affairs)


Instruction on how to view and post a comment to the Discussion Board:

  1. After logging on to the BCCC Center Policies and Procedures Open for Comment Discussion Board page, click on the drop down menu of the document you want to view
  2. Select “View Item”
  3. To view the attachment you must click on the attachment
  4. To post a comment click “Reply”

Once you have completed your comment click “OK”

Business and Finance – Postage Requests


When submitting postage requests to the BCCC mailroom, please include the count (number of pieces) of the mail along with the PCA number to charge. The mailroom will be unable to process your postage requests without the number of items to be mailed until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation!

Notice to Managers and Supervisors: How to Designate Someone to Sign a Payroll Form in Your Absence

Please fill out this form to designate someone to sign payroll forms in your absence. Contact the Payroll Office at 410-209-6047 with any questions or concerns!

Spread the Word! Low-Cost Quality Child Care Available

The 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 (6 months-5 years) and an evening aftercare program starting in the fall (ages 5-12).


Click here for Flyer!


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 a child care subsidy from the State of Maryland are not eligible for participation in the grant program, though sliding scale fees are available. The deadline to enroll in the evening program is Aug. 11. See eligibility for CCAMPIS scholarships below:


To receive assistance through this program, students must:


• Be a Pell-eligible student-parent

• Be enrolled in 3 credits (summer) or 6 credits (fall/spring)

• Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5

• Attend workshop trainings and participate in survey and evaluation activities


For further information, 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.

Video Short: Coming Soon [to Your E-Learning Department!]


Customized faculty training opportunities and a new learning management system called Canvas will replace Blackboard in the near future! Learn how to be more efficient at teaching all your courses. Watch the video!

Contract Processing, HR Working to Improve Life

for Contractual Employees


The Contract Processing and HR Offices are working together to improve the hiring and payment process for contract employees. The goal is to ensure fair employment practices and consistency in the recruitment and selection of BCCC contractual and temporary agency employees. When submitting your contract requests to Tonya Anderson, please make sure of the following:


·         A job description and documentation of credentials are required when submitting new-hire packets and contracts. If appropriate documentation was submitted during FY2014, please advise HR when submitting the renewal contract request.

·         HR will also begin verifying credentials and positions for requests to hire employees through temporary agencies. A separate notification detailing this is forthcoming and will appear in the Daily News.

·         Make sure a cut-off form (clink link below) is submitted to Payroll for ALL contracts not renewed. HR will obtain this information from Payroll to update and maintain an accurate contract employee database.


Contractual Agreement Data Form

Substitute Replacement Late and Addendum Contract

Contractual Employment Cut Off Form


For more information, please contact Sheryl Nelson or Ms. Anderson at


Assessment Newsletter


Access the latest edition of the Assessment Newsletter, published by the Division of Academic Affairs Assessment Office. Catch up with all things related to the College’s current decennial accreditation process and access previous editions of the newsletter on our website!

New State of Maryland Policy for Address Changes


Note that the State has a new process for changing your address. The change-of-address form is out and the “appropriate tax-withholding form” is in! Please read the Memo from the assistant director of the Central Payroll Bureau.

Business & Finance Updates


Maryland Meal Reimbursement Rates

Increased July 1 for FY 2015


Travel/Expense reimbursement requests should be submitted to the Accounts Payable Department (if Professional Development, these go to HR first) within 60 days of the travel/expense date. 













Click the following links for the appropriate travel/expense reimbursement documents and information:


FY 15 Meal Reimbursement Rates Memo

Expense report Rev-BLANK.xls

Mileage Log Sheet.xlsx


High Cost Area Meal Rates


Important Reminder: Checks Made Out to the College

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


Wednesday, Aug. 13


RYP Guest Bartending Night at Sweet 27

5:30-11 p.m.

123 W. 27th St. in Charles Village/Remington


Thursday, Aug. 14

BCCC Community Forum

Registration: 8:30-9:30 a.m.




Fall 2014

Advisement Schedule

Register for fall advisement on Doodle and access the newly updated (July 31-corrected) advisement schedule here! Check your dates and times if you have already signed up!