Submit third party comments for Dental Hygiene program evaluation

The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures now require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third party comment, either in writing or at a public hearing (at the accrediting agencies discretion) with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review.

The Madison Area Technical College Dental Hygiene program will be evaluated during a site visit Sept. 28-29, 2017.

Third-party comments relative to the Commission’s accredited programs may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, specialty and dental related organizations, patients and consumers.

Comments must be submitted to the Commission office by July 30, 2017, and must pertain only to the standards relative to the particular program being reviewed or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy. Only signed comments will be considered. For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation standard and/or the Commissions policy on third party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 ext. 4653.


The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a programs’ compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a course of appeals for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611. You may also send a fax to 312-440-2915, or contact the Commission through the website

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 

Weather Seminar occurring this weekend

The Midwest Severe Storm Tracking and Response Center and Madison College will host the Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar on Saturday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Truax campus, Room D1620.

Learn about tornados, the role of media, how to receive critical weather alerts, roles of Emergency Management Team(s), general severe weather preparedness and information about the National Weather Service and how it forecasts and warns for severe weather.

This event is free and open to anyone who is interested in advancing his or her education for severe weather, emergency preparedness, severe weather safety and storm spotting.

Registration is not necessary, however, to obtain a certificate of attendance for the seminar and the spotter class, participants must sign in upon arrival and complete the registration information. Certificates will be forwarded to participants after the seminar.

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 

Nominate graduate speaker, recognize student for Exceptional Service

Send in nominations for a graduate to speak at the 2017 Spring Commencement on Friday, May 12. The deadline to nominate is Monday, April 10. Follow this link to submit nominations.

Also, the deadline to recognize a 2017 spring graduating student for Exceptional Service (non-academic) to Madison College and their fellow students, is Saturday, April 29. This recognition includes a special designation in the program, a Special Service Award gold chord to wear at graduation and a certificate to be mailed with the graduate's diploma.

Questions? Please contact Student Life Administrative Coordinator Brenda Farrell

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 

Fashion Marketing event connects students with business professionals

The Fashion Marketing Career event will occur Tuesday, March 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Truax Health Education Building, Room 311. Students interested in fashion, marketing, design and owning their own business will network with local business owners and representatives about career and job opportunities.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Business and Marketing instructor Betty Hurd

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 

New agreement facilitates transfer to UW-Whitewater

The University Partnership Center and the School of Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce a new transfer agreement with UW–Whitewater that provides guaranteed admission to UW–Whitewater for Madison College Liberal Arts students who earn the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. This partnership provides students a transfer pathway to the University for various majors. 

Students can work directly with a Liberal Arts academic advisor to assist them with their transfer needs.

For information on transfer options, please visit Transfer Opportunities.

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 

Technology workshops available in person and online

“10 Work Hacks” technology workshops are scheduled for face-to-face sessions and online formats March 27 and March 28.

Face-to-Face, Room A2208 (CETL office), Monday, March 27:

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 1 to 2 p.m.
  • 3 to 4 p.m.

Online, Tuesday, March 28:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Productivity hacks, design hacks and Word 2013 hacks will be explored. In this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Pin important folders and documents
  • Use document styles to your advantage
  • Highlight like a ninja
  • Forget clipart (and use royalty free photos instead)
  • Save time writing by reusing text through quick parts
  • Figure out what touch/mouse mode is and how it can be of use
  • Break a PDF (and edit it in Word)
  • Add videos
  • Collaborate online
  • Share online

If time permits, Alan Natachu will show you even more tips and tricks for Word 2013.

Register here. Questions about these workshops should be directed to Technology Training Coordinator Alan Natachu at 608-246-6050.

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 



Fall registration begins March 29

Continuing program students can begin registering for classes on Wednesday, March 29.

Students will receive information through emails, class announcements, campus digital signage (website, blackboard, student news, etc.) and social media.

Please encourage students to download the myMadisonCollege App from 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.

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 

Nominate students for Annual Celebration Student Success Awards

The Clubs Executive Leadership Team is accepting nominations for the Annual Celebration Student Success Awards. Please recognize that student, advisor or student group by nominating them for the following awards:

  • The Karen Roberts Student Life Leadership Award
  • Student Club of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Club Advisor of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Group; Community Service
  • Outstanding Student Group; Academic Achievement
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Tutor of the Year
  • Exemplary Learner of the Year
  • Terry S. Webb Shared Governance Leadership Award
  • Student Diversity Award

To see the criteria and nominate, please follow this link. Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 29.

If you have question, please contact the Clubs Executive Leadership Team.

Published March 24, 2017. 

WomenLEAD to host multiple events

The Women's Leadership Network and WomenLEAD (Leaders for Equity and Diversity) are hosting the "Speaking While Female" event on Monday, March 27, from 4-5 p.m. in Room D1630 B/C at the the Truax campus.

Veronica Rueckert, a Peabody Award winner and Wisconsin Public Radio host, will present an interactive talk on the fundamentals of confident speaking and the issues women face while speaking in public. Rueckert holds a degree in vocal performance from the UW-Madison, specializing in helping speakers develop their strongest and most confident voices. In her presentation, she explores the vocal mannerisms that undercut confident speech and those that support it.

This event is free for all Madison College students and employees.

WomenLEAD is also is hosting the following Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series:

  • “Women's Leadership: An International Perspective” Wednesday, March 29, presented by Vanessa Martins, WomenLEAD president and international student
  • “Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness” Wednesday, April 5, presented by Madison Mayer, counselor from the Rape Crisis Center
  • “Workplace Rights and Responsibilities” Wednesday, April 19, presented by the City of Madison’s Equal Opportunities Division

All of the workshops are held from 12-1 p.m. in the Health Education Building, Room 228, and are open to the campus community. Light refreshments are provided at each workshops.

Please support the club by attending and/or spreading the word to your students and colleagues. Questions? Please contact Student Support Advisor Masaya Xiong or Vice President of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Lucía Nuñez.

Publsihed March 24. 2017. 

Update: Form submission fixed

The Matters submission form is working correctly again and can be used to submit stories. If you have any issues with submitting the form or have questions, please contact the Matters team

Published March 22, 2017. Updated March 24, 2017.