UW-Stout reps to provide educational information

University of Wisconsin-Stout Career and Technical Education program representatives will be at the Truax campus, CETL Room B2208A, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 8-10 a.m. Meet with representatives to discuss educational opportunities and degree program plans. 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has several options for technical college faculty and staff:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technical Education and Training—a degree completion program
  • Master of Science in Career and Technical Education
  • Education Specialist in CTE
  • Educational Doctorate in Career and Technical Education

More information can be found here.

For questions about this event, please contact UW-Stout Ambassador Marsha Tweedy at (608) 347-8527.

Emergency funding available for struggling students

Has a student who is having financial challenges reached out to you? Could these challenges keep them from being successful? Emergency funding is available to help cover eligible expenses that come from an unexpected financial emergency. Madison College has counseling services available to discuss their situation and to connect students with community resources.

There are multiple sources of emergency funding. Each source has different requirements and all sources of funding are taken into consideration when reviewing your request. The following criteria is considered when determining eligibility:

  • Receipt of emergency funding before
  • FAFSA completion for the aid year
  • Enrollment and attendance in degree credit classes for the current semester
  • Outstanding obligations to Madison College
  • Requested expenses to be paid
  • Program of study
  • Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress status
  • Pell Grant eligibility for the current semester

Eligible expenses include:

  • Utilities
  • Housing/rent
  • Food
  • Medical/dental
  • Personal automobile repair
  • Public transportation
  • Child care
  • Gas

Students should complete an online financial challenges form to be considered.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 608-246-6170.

Help students enroll in summer courses

As of Wednesday, Feb. 22, summer 2017 classes began posting to the web.  Continuing program and new students can begin registering for classes on Tuesday, February 28.

Please encourage students to download the myMadisonCollege App on the Apple Store or Google Play. If students need assistance with course planning, have them first check their degree progress via myMadisonCollege.

Students can now receive assistance from advisors for developing a course plan for the upcoming term and beyond.

Yahara Journal Art Show highlights students' work

The Yahara Journal Student Art Show in the Truax Gallery will run from Monday, Feb. 20, through Thursday, March 31. This year's show features 66 works from 29 students.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Truax Gallery. Refreshments will be provided. 

The Yahara Journal is Madison College's fine arts and literary journal. The student staff holds activities throughout the school year to support creativity and the arts and publishes a collection of students' work every spring.


CETL to offer Preparing to Teach Hybrid course

A Preparing to Teach Hybrid course will begin Monday, March 20, and run through Monday, May 1. This course is offered in a hybrid format with three face-to-face sessions on March 20, April 3 and April 17. These sessions will be held at Truax, Room C2408, from 2 to 4 p.m. and will be facilitated by Faculty Coordinator Mike Meloy.

You can register on the CETL website or by emailing Mike.

How to keep Workday running smoothly

The Accounts Payable Team has provided Workday reminders for initiators and approvers:

  • Purchase orders are needed for all purchases $500 or more.
  • Please do not use the DENY button in Workday. Send back if an invoice does not belong to your area for the accounts payable team to investigate. To deny is to completely kill the process within the system and requires a lot of rework if discovered.
  • Please check your Workday inbox periodically, if not daily, for any accounts payable communication needing your attention.

Thank you for your continued diligence and support in these matters. 

International Professional Exchange applications now open

Madison College Center for International Education is now accepting applications for faculty, administrators and PSRP to participate in a two-week International Professional Exchange program. 

This exchange program is available to Madison College through our membership in a regional consortium based in Illinois – the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP).  Exchanges take place with colleges in Finland, the Netherlands or China.

This two-week exchange program entails hosting an individual from abroad in your home (October 2017) and in turn you will be hosted in their home (May 2018).  Do not apply unless you have suitable guest room or other appropriate space to host a guest for two weeks. 

Note that this program is not sponsored by external funds. All participants must either apply CETL professional development funding or available department/unit funds toward participation and will need to be personally responsible for any expenses that exceed allocated funds. 

See the attached documents including Madison College ICISP Exchange Application Details for instructions, eligibility and an application.

Completed applications with a supervisor’s signature are due by Sunday, March 19. Please email applications to Geoff Bradshaw, director of International Education. 

CETL News Blast provides information to faculty and staff

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has published their monthy News Blast. The CETL News Blast provies information about upcoming professional development opportunities and articles related to teaching and learning.

Transfer Week is coming up

Transfer Week is Monday, Feb. 20, through Thursday, Feb. 23. Activities are scheduled all week to help students explore their transfer options. It provides an opportunity to connect with Madison College transfer alumni and academic advising resources.

The week will end in a Transfer Fair where students can talk to over 30+ admissions representatives. Visit the website for specific details.

College Spirit Day is Wednesday, Feb. 22. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear their alumni gear or favorite college gear. 

Students can fix your car while you work

If your car is having any of the problems listed below, bring it to one of the automotive classes at the college. The students will service as many vehicles as time permits.

Automotive Accessories classes are interested in vehicles that are experiencing problems such as: 

  • Power windows, door locks or power seats not working
  • Cruise control, wipers or lighting issues
  • Air bag light on
  • Blower motor making noise or inoperative 

Contact Jim Capacio for possible consideration. 

Automotive Driveability classes are looking for vehicles that are experiencing problems such as:

  • Check engine light (service engine soon light) illuminated 
  • Poor acceleration 
  • Rough idle
  • Hard starting 
  • Other engine running problems

Contact Dave Heinzen for morning scheduling (Monday – Friday 7:30 – 11 a.m.) and Marty Prew for afternoon scheduling (Monday – Friday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.). 

Service Repair Procedures classes can perform services such as:

  • Oil changes
  • Transmission services
  • Coolant flushes
  • Other repairs that coincide with the curriculum

Contact Greg Weier for morning scheduling (Monday – Friday 7:30 – 11 a.m.) or Joe Padrutt for afternoon scheduling (Monday – Friday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.). 

When you email any of the instructors, please include the following information: 

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

You can also find a work request form available in the auto parts store in room D1501 or as a printable PDF