Enrollment Services updates section change process

The section change process has been updated effective this spring 2018 term. The changes include the following:

  • After the swap period has ended, students must obtain permission and complete the Section Change Approval Form (PDF, 794) to do a section change. The signature of the instructor for the class the student wants to drop is required; the signature of the class the student would like to add is required only after the last date to enroll has passed on this class.
  • Students must be in “good standing” in the class they would like to drop in order to complete a section change. It will be up to each individual instructor to determine what “good standing” is for their course.
  • Students may request a section change until the end of the refund period on the class they would like to drop. Students can find this deadline in the Academic Calendar Deadlines listed in their myMadisonCollege account listed as the Drop – Retain Record date.

The website has been updated with the new section change process, and the Section Change Approval Form will be updated shortly. It will be important for staff to remind students that the Section Change Approval form will be required for all section changes after the SWAP period has ended (first seven days of the term), and students will no longer be able to section change after the refund period has ended.

Please contact Enrollment Services with any questions you may have regarding this process.

Published January 19, 2018.

Dental Hygienist program to offer kids free dental cleanings

For the past 15 years, Madison College’s Dental Hygienist program has offered free dental care for kids (ages 3-18). The event has grown so popular that the students will host it on three days this coming February. An appointment is required due to limited space.

The appointment will include:

  • Dental cleaning
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Dental x-rays (as needed)
  • Dental sealants (as needed)

The dates and times are:

  • Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 a.m. or 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 a.m. or 12 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 a.m. or 12 p.m.

The clinic is located at:

Madison College Dental Hygiene Clinic - Room 151
1705 Hoffman Street, Madison, WI

Call 608-258-2400, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3p.m. to schedule an appointment for your child/children. Adults must accompany children along with written permission to be given for services. You will be required to complete medical history and HIPAA forms for each child. If you have a BADGER CARE card, please bring it with you.

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Published January 19, 2018.

Web team to deploy college-wide updates

The web team in Technology Services will deploy updates to college-wide websites on Tuesday, Feb. 6. 

Content Freeze
Technology Services will implement a content freeze Feb 2-6. No content can go up on any sites including,,, and Matters. These sites will move to a new hosting environment. Any changes made at this time will be lost during the transition. 

Outlines of Instruction ( will have a new look and feel on Feb 6. Outlines will now be searchable by course name and number.

URL Change
The url for Calendars will change on Feb. 6 from to

If you have questions about these changes, contact the Help Desk


Published January 19, 2018.

Service Learning Academy registration now open

Spring semester Service Learning Academy registration is now open. The Service Learning Academy is a 10-week program that encourages students to volunteer at the same agency two hours per week for at least eight weeks. There are 17 agencies from throughout the district who have agreed to participate and provide learning experiences for students. Students are recognized by the President of the College if they successfully complete the Academy. Please encourage students to sign up.

If you require your students to complete volunteer service, please encourage them to participate in SLA and all of the searching is done for them. They simply have to volunteer.

If you would like more information, someone to visit your class or brochures to distribute, please contact Renee Alfano at 243-4539.

Published January 17, 2018. Updated January 19, 2018.

WolfPack Athletics online store holds flash sale

WolfPack fans can show their pride with a variety of clothing options offered through the WolfPack store. Now is the time to show your pride becuase the online store is holding a flash sale until February 1.

You can have items shipped or pick them up at the Madison College Athletic Department.


Published January 17, 2018. Updated January 19, 2018.

Technology Services migrates archived email.

Technology Services is imigrating Archived email currently stored in Dell Archive Manager to your Online Archive mailbox in Exchange Online. This migration will consolidate all of your email to one platform, Exchange Online.

Upon completion of the archived email migration, the college will achieve savings in excess of $60,000 per year in licensing costs.

What do I need to do after I receive this email?
No interaction on your part is required. A new mailbox named Online will appear prior to the migration of your archived email. You will see this mailbox near the bottom of your of your Outlook client under the left hand folder navigation.

All archived email is accessed by clicking the arrow next to the folder named ArchiveMgrMigration. Note: If you do not see email under the ArchiveMgrMigration folder, your archived email has not finished migrating to Office 365 or you do not have any email archived as of June 16, 2017.


Is Online Archive subject to the 7-year retention policy implemented at the college?
Yes. All email stored in Exchange Online will be subject to the college’s seven year retention policy.                              

Can I continue to use email during the migration?
Yes. No interruption of email service expected during the migration.     

Does search work with the Online Archive?
Yes. Search will find items in your Online Archive. If you wish to search for email in all mailboxes, including the Online Archive, select all mailboxes from the search drop down.
Example: Select All Mailboxes from the search drop down.

What happens to email previously stubbed in Outlook?
Archived email will now be contained in your Online Archive. Email previously stubbed in Outlook with a link to Archive Manager will now be available in its original form in your Online Archive. The deletion of stubbed emails in your inbox will occur during phase two after your archived email is migrated to your Online Archive.

Is previously archived email available in Outlook Web Access (OWA)?
Yes. Archived email is available in OWA under the Archive365 found in the left side navigation in OWA.

Questions? Contact Help Desk or call 246-6666.

Published January 17, 2018.

Fort Atkinson campus hosts blood drive

Madison College will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Atkinson campus, Room 157.

Right now, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood donors. Busy holiday schedules, winter weather and illness have led to a winter blood donation shortage.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16 oz. of water or fluids before the donation. Bring a photo ID, your blood donor card, or two other forms of ID.

Every two seconds someone in America gets a blood transfusion. Five million patients will need blood this year.



Published January 17, 2018.

Facilities Master Plan team reports on progress

A team of administrators, faculty and students, is anticipating how work and education will change in the next 10 years to create a Facilities Master Plan to allow the college to achieve the best outcomes. The plan will address all owned and leased buildings and grounds across the district.

Currently, the team is analyzing results of a staff and faculty survey about how their work is changing. In many workplaces, there is more mobility, work processes are more complex and work relationships have changed. Technology is also changing the way individuals work and collaborate with each other and the way higher education courses are conducted.

“Organizations are shifting from a focus on operational efficiency to a focus on intellectual effectiveness,” said Mike Bahr, principle research architect, Evidence Based Associates. Bahr gave presentation during the Spring Convocation.

Once the survey information has been compiled, the team will consider the updated Academic Plan, Student Services Plan and enrollment projections before they prioritize projects. Then they will create and evaluate options and communicate those with a Facilities Master Plan District Board Task Force.

A draft plan will be shared with college stakeholders including the District Board near the end of the spring semester. It is anticipated that the final plan will be presented to the District Board in the fall. 

Published January 12, 2018. Updated January 17, 2018.

Employers coming to Truax

Career and Employment Services has announced upcoming employer visits at the Truax Campus.

Landmark Resort
Stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Joanne will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Oak Park Place
Stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Jenny will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Jimmy John's
Stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on  Thursday, Jan. 25, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Teagan will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.




Published January 12, 2018. Updated January 19, 2018.

Academic Advancement, Welding receive first innovation grants

The Innovation/Research Project team has awarded the first grants to the School of Academic Advancement and Welding program.

First, a team led by Janice Mettauer submitted a proposal to re-imagine Developmental Education by creating a collegewide sustainable technical and occupational cluster bridge model. Their new plan includes contextualized curriculum and comprehensive student engagement, and will replace the traditional developmental education model. It will increase student success and completion in many areas of the college. Congratulations to Janice Mettauer, Chris Vandall, Kevin Foley and Cindy Dallmann for their work on this new initiative. 

The second innovation grant has been awarded to the Welding program. Congratulations to Anton Stute, Ben Newcomb, Roger Bratberg and Peter Dettmer. This team is investigating the feasibility of integrating emerging robotics technology into the current welding curriculum to keep up with today’s industry advancements.

Do you have an exciting new idea, method or product development idea? Are you looking for funding to support your project? Wondering if your idea is feasible? Submit your proposal via SharePoint.

Published January 12, 2018. Updated January 17, 2018.