Red Caboose School Age visits Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Red Caboose School Age.

Please stop by the table in the cafeteria on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about exciting career opportunities.


Cookout servers needed

Student Life is looking for staff and faculty to volunteer at the cookouts at the Downtown and Truax campuses:

The cookouts will take place:

  • Downtown cookout is April 28 with one hour shifts starting at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Truax cookout is April 30 with one hour shifts starting at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering please email the Student Life or call the office at (608) 246-6224 or (608) 258-2397.

Distinguished Teachers of the Year announced

The Madison College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges is pleased to announce that Brian Schmoldt and Susan Hunt have been selected as the 2015 Distinguished Teachers of the Year by the Madison College student body.

The student body received a ballot that included more than 20 full-and part-time faculty who had been recognized at the PTK Golden Apple Luncheon during the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Over 100 students participated in the voting. After reviewing the information submitted by the finalists, the feedback from the students and the votes, the PTK Executive Board made the final decision. 

Information about the award recipients:

Brian Schmoldt is a full-time accounting and Finance instructor who has been teaching at Madison College Truax campus for 12 years. Brian has served the campus as the chair of the Scheduling Committee and the Core Curriculum Development Committee over a two-year span. 

Brian received his MBA in Finance/Investments/Banking at the UW-Madison, a BA in accounting from Michigan State University and an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College.  

Susan Hunter is a part-time psychology instructor who has been teaching at the Portage Madison College campus for four years. Susan also has completed the Alcohol and Other Drug Certification program from UW-Madison and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Susan received her bachelor’s in clinical psychology and master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Edgewood College and obtained her doctorate degree in psychology from Argosy Online University.

Sign up for an Honors faculty workshop

The deadline for students to enroll in the Honors Program for summer semester is May 26 and fall semester is Aug. 26.   

Full-time and part-time faculty interested in supervising Honor Projects must complete the four-hour Madison College Honors Program workshop. 

Registration for workshops can be found on the CETL website. Each workshop is worth four professional development hours toward five-year certification. Forty hours is equal to one credit.  

Some of the topics that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • Benefits of honors programs to students, faculty and the college
  • Details of the Madison College Honors Program
  • What is expected of an Honors supervising faculty member
  • How to recruit students to the Honors Program
  • How to complete a learning contract
  • Brainstorming with other faculty members about potential Honors projects
  • The bi-annual Honors project competition
  • Compensation for Honors faculty members
  • Parlaying Honors projects into scholarship opportunities for your students. 

Contact the Honors Program director Julia Haseleu at (608) 243-4715.  

Connections Learning Community “Teaching Us” presentations for April

Join CETL in April to support the research and presentations of instructors, Anne Krebs Byrne and Michael McDaniel about teaching and learning.  

Anne and Michael will share their innovative teaching strategies to enhance students' success at Madison College. 

January presentations for Connections Learning Community "Teaching Us":

  • Working with ESL on Wednesday, April 29, from 5 to 6 p.m.
    Presenter: Anne Krebs Byrne, Academic Advancement instructor

  • Teaching Literature Online on Friday, May 1, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    Presenter: Michael McDaniel, English instructor

  • Teaching Humanities Online on Wednesday, May 6, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Please support your colleagues and RSVP today for a Connections Learning Community session.

If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact Jimmy Cheffen of CETL 

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning classes seek vehicles

Does your car have an unhappy HVAC System? The Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning classes are looking for work.

They are interested in vehicles that are experiencing the following problems:

  • Air conditioning not cold enough
  • Heater not warm enough
  • Blower motor noise/inoperative

Do you think your vehicle may be a good candidate? Send an email to Marty Prew for possible consideration. 

Please include the following information:

  • Name/contact info: best way to reach you - email/cell
  • Vehicle: year, make and model
  • Symptom/complaint

You pay for the parts. Donations to the Auto Club are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for supporting our program.

People Shine Recruiting visits Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from People Shine Recruiting.

Please stop by the table in the Truax cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, to learn about exciting career opportunities. 

Register today for upcoming Quality Matters workshops

CETL is happy to announce that nationally recognized Quality Matters facilitator Linda Jacoby will return to Madison College to facilitate two onsite Quality Matters workshops. Past workshops by Linda have received rave reviews from faculty.

Participants are invited to take one or both of these sessions 

  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR): Tuesday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): Wednesday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Interested in attending a session?  

To register visit the CETL Registration site > Professional Development Workshops > Applying the Quality Matters Workshop and/or Improving Your Online Course 

Contact Tina Rettler-Pagel at (608) 243-4506 or Nancy Woodward at (608) 246-5210.

CETL hosts Create in Softchalk Boot Camp

Join Tina Rettler-Pagel and Nancy Woodward on May 27-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a SoftChalk Boot Camp.

The combination of personalized content, embedded assessment, interactivity and immediate student feedback increases student engagement and improves learning outcomes.

There will be time built into the workshop for you to work on your own project. Leave the Boot Camp with one SoftChalk lesson ready to use! 

Contact Tina or Nancy in CETL.

Madison College announces Mobile Enrollment

Students are now able to enroll for summer and fall classes using mobile devices: phones, tablets and desktops. The new mobile enrollment solution, powered by HighPoint Technologies, now allows students to access most of their myMadisonCollege Student Center via mobile device.

Using a powerful new class search tool, students can refine their search results by campus, time of day, day of week or open classes only.

Within a few taps, students with an existing student account can login in, search and add classes to their shopping cart, and complete enrollment. View the storyboard for a visual on how it all works. 

Also new in mobile students can view financial accounts and remit payments, accept/decline financial aid awards, and view financial aid status for satisfactory academic progress (SAP). 

Students will now have to-do items and hold details available via mobile as well. 

The new mobile solution is not an app - there is nothing to download. Just choose the “mobile” option from the myMadisonCollege link and students login with their regular myMadisonCollege username and password.

The Student Help Desk is ready to help students who want to move to the mobile solution. Students will still need to access the full site myMadisonCollege to update their mailing address, order official transcripts and view after-visit service summaries (myAnswers). 

Please share this new mobile solution as you remind students of priority registration timelines. Student can check their myMadisonCollege Student Center to see their enrollment date. 

Priority registration ends April 14.