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.

Cabinetmaking and Millwork presents Wood Moves

Madison College Cabinetmaking and Millwork program presents Wood Moves, an e-newsletter. Wood Moves is published two to three times annually. 

This issue features: 

  • Program news
  • Solid Wood Seminar, Thursday, May 14,  (registration attached)
  • Student features
  • Upcoming dates and more

This and past issues of Wood Moves can be found online at the Wood Moves Newsletters web page. 


Math Club meeting on April 10

The math club has their next meeting on Friday, April 10, at 3:30 p.m. in A2021.

The guest speaker will be Paul Martin from UW-Marathon County. Paul will present a talk on how repeated ballistic collisions can count out the digits of pi.

Madison College Foundation to hold Honors Program Fundraiser

The Madison College Honors Program Fundraiser will be held at Knuckle Down Saloon, 2513 Seiferth Road in Madison, on Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The event is $10 for admission to an afternoon of eclectic and all-local music showcasing five different local musical ensembles.

With a thriving lineup of Madison-based local bands and donated raffle prizes, all money raised will go to scholarships for the Honors Program Madison College students.

Musical acts include Yid Vicious, Acoustic Domain, Grandpa’s Elixir, Ad Hoc String Band and Velvet Smash.

Silent auction items include golf items, local gift certificates to area restaurants, bars, nightlife and an eclectic mix of items donated by Madison College instructors.  

The Madison College Honors Program is a college-wide, project-based program. Qualified students work with a Supervising Honors Faculty member to develop an Honors Project within the faculty member’s discipline.

Knuckle Down Saloon is proud to host the fundraiser, always encouraging fun, live music. 


Upcoming Intro to Cognos / Data 101 training

Institutional Research and Effectiveness will be running an Intro to Cognos / Data 101 training session on Thursday, April 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the SDS computer lab, Room 1641D.

In this training, you will learn about many of the college’s data indicators, followed by an introduction to Cognos to include: hands-on practice in generating reports using prompts and an overview of data packages and cubes. This session is great for new Cognos users. Participants must have FERPA training and COGNOS access prior to the training. Information on how to obtain access is located here: Build my own data cognos webpage. 

Course objectives:

Participants will be able to…

1)      Navigate to Cognos reports, use report prompts, run, save and schedule reports.
2)      Interpret data, compare data, explore segment differences and view both detailed and summary reports
3)      Understand the difference between cube and report data (Intro to cubes).


1)      Review IRE website
2)      Presentation
    a.  Benchmarks
    b. Analyzing performance indicators
3)      Cognos Connections
    a. Logging in to Cognos
    b. Using the icons
    c. Running a report with prompts
    d. Scheduling a report with prompts
    e. Working in Cognos cubes (time permitting)
4)  Additional training opportunities 

Please contact Jennie May to register for this session.

Recognize graduates for service to Madison College

It is time to recognize 2015 spring graduating students for Special Service (non-academic) to Madison College as well as to their fellow students. 

Please visit the 2015 Spring Commencement Special Service Awards site to have a student recognized. 

This recognition includes a special designation in the program, a Special Service award chord to wear at graduation and a certificate to be mailed with the graduate's diploma.

Time is running out — Nominate a student speaker for graduation

The deadline to nominate a deserving graduate for student speaker at the 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony is Monday, April 13.

Honor a spring graduate by filling out the 2015 Spring Commencement Speaker nomination form. Don't delay!

Distinguished Lecture Series presents Hip Hop Inspired Architecture

On Wednesday April 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge, the Architecture at Madison College 2015: Distinguished Lecture Series will host Mike Ford as he presents "Hip Hop Inspired Architecture".

Ford’s lecture focuses on "the subconscious contributions of famed modern architects and urban planners to the environments which necessitated the birth of hip hop culture."

Ford was invited by NOMA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to exhibit his research at the 2014 National AIA Convention in Chicago, Ill., which was the start to his current Hip Hop Inspired Architecture lecture and exhibit tour.

Through his years of research, publications, and lectures, Michael Ford is recognized in the architectural and hip hop communities as a galvanizer and pioneer of a new era of architectural practitioners.