Email outage resolved

Technology Services reported an intermittent email outage for all Madison College faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, May 24. The issue has been resolved. 

Published May 24, 2017.

Truax to experience electrical system testing

Technology Services will work with Facility Services to conduct an electrical system testing at the Truax Campus on Sunday, May 28, between 6 and 9 a.m. The campus will be closed during this time.

Please be aware that computing services may be interrupted during this period. Computer access from any campus location could be impacted by the testing.

Published May 22, 2017.

Memorial Day closure to affect all campuses

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Summer service hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

Published May 19, 2017. Updated May 22, 2017.

Truax Bookstore to undergo construction

The Truax Campus Bookstore will undergo renovations beginning Monday, May 22. The construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of July. The Bookstore will remain open during this time. The entrance may change based on the phase of construction. There will be signs directing people to the entrance.

Published May 19, 2017.

CETL offers online exam creation training courses for employees

Register for a Respondus Test Bank Network training on Tuesday, May 23, 1-2 p.m.

Respondus enables instructors to create online tests and learning activities from official publisher test banks from 30 leading publishers. The Respondus Test Bank Network is free to instructors who use Respondus 4.0 and adopt a participating textbook. These applications integrate seamlessly with Blackboard Learn.

This training will cover:

  • An overview of the Test Bank Network
  • Creating test questions from test bank items with Respondus 4.0
  • Editing, formatting and publishing test questions to instructors’ learning management systems from Respondus 4.0
  • Q&A

Questions? Contact CETL at 608-246-6646.

Published May 17, 2017. Updated May 18, 2017.

CETL presents Learning Academy courses for employees

Employees have the opportunity to attend Learning Academy courses in the upcoming weeks. Sign up on CETL Thrive and choose the “Learning Academy” category.

Everything DiSC Workshop

The Everything DiSC Workshop focuses on new ways to build more effective relationships and improve the overall quality of the workplace. The program helps to better understand yourself and others. These workshops are offered:

  • Thursday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Engaging Our Under-Resourced Students

This 2-part professional development series is relevant for anyone who interacts with or impacts students. Using the lens of economic class to explore hidden rules of class, resources and language, we develop a more broadly defined social and academic landscape within which to build knowledge, skills, relationships and resources.

Participants move through a transformational process by first building understanding of the “what and why” of under-resourced college students and then moving on to develop “how-to” strategies and tools to help students succeed. Lunch will be provided. 

  • Wednesday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

These sessions are based on the content from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," authored by Stephen Covey, which is considered one of the most impactful books ever written on personal effectiveness, leadership development and change. What differentiates the 7 Habits from other leadership offerings is its unique, proprietary content, which has global appeal and is an inside-out approach to leadership development. The principles taught in the work session are universal, timeless, cross-cultural and have been widely accepted.

  • Tuesday, May 23, through Thursday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

Published May 12, 2017. Updated May 18, 2017.

Submit nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

The Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association's Marketing/Public Relations and Awards Committee requests help in identifying nominees for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. 

In the links below, you will find the nominations instructions and submission criteria, and on-line nomination form. Please return nominations to Allyson K. Hanz, Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association executive assistant, and complete the nomination form no later than Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Distinguished Alumni Award Criteria

Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form


Published May 12, 2017.

Register now for Process Improvement Applied Training Series

Seats are still available for the summer 2017 Process Improvement Applied Training Series. The deadline to register is Friday, May 19.

The training sessions are scheduled for Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.

  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27 

In this series, participants will apply concepts to an actual project that you choose with a sponsor and see real results. Participants will most likely need to continue their project after the series is over. Help will be provided, from selecting an appropriate project to individual coaching throughout the project life cycle even after the training is completed.

The training is open to any employee of the college who wants to improve processes in their area. Attend as an individual or as a team. No previous process improvement training or experience is required.

Published May 12, 2017.

Tech Services to complete desktop upgrade

Technology Services will be completing upgrades to the virtual desktop environment on Saturday, May 20, starting at 5 p.m. and ending by 2 a.m. Sunday morning (standard third Saturday, monthly VDI maintenance window).

You will not be able to access any virtual desktops until the maintenance is complete. If you have a persistent Employee Virtual Desktop, please be sure you have no unsaved work open as it may be lost. Tech Services recommends you log off your virtual desktop before you leave on Fridays.

According to Tech Service’s data, no running courses are using the virtual desktop environment during this period. If you believe our work will negatively impact you, a course or your students; and you are unable to work around it; please contact the Help Desk as soon as possible. Please note that access to other services will remain available.

Published May 12, 2017.

Food Services alter summer hours

Food Services will begin summer hours on Monday, May 15.

The Atrium Café will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Atrium Coffee Shop will be open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Gateway Café and Health Building Café will be closed for the summer.

Published May 12, 2017. Updated May 19, 2017.