Casper chosen for Aspen Fellowship

Tim Casper, vice president Institutional Learning and Effectiveness, was chosen for the 2018-2019 Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program to prepare future community college presidents.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership and the exchange of ideas. The Institute’s College Excellence Program announced 40 individuals selected for the 2018-2019 class of Presidential Fellows for Community College Excellence. Casper was the only fellow selected from Wisconsin.

Fellows will participate in a 10-month program. They will learn from Aspen Institute and Stanford University faculty and some of the nation’s top community college professionals on topics such as how to create strong partnerships with K-12 schools, four-year colleges and employers and using data to assess student success outcomes.

Casper has been with Madison College since 2011 and was named vice president in September 2015.

Published May 25, 2018. Updated May 29, 2018.

Atrium Cafe lunch menu

The Atrium Cafe lunch menu for the week of May 28-June 1.

Closed for Memorial Day

Taco Tuesday! Beef, chicken and refried beans, cilantro lime rice and all the fixin's.

Baked Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes, Veg and Roll

Sausage jambalaya, housemade cornbread and green salad

Catfish, mac and cheese, collard greens and housemade cornbread

Lunch specials listed above include a fountain drink or milk.

Summer hours
Atrium Coffee Shop: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
Atrium Cafe: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Published May 25, 2018. Updated June 1, 2018.

Registration for fall FQAS classes to open June 4

 Registration for fall Faculty Quality Assurance System courses will open Monday, June 4, in Thrive.

Fall courses include Embracing Diversity, Data & Evidence Analysis and Teaching Methods & Technology.

Published May 25, 2018.

Volleyball coach resigns

Madison College Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Ashley Davis, will be moving on after one season with the WolfPack. After serving as an assistant coach with Madison College for five seasons, Davis was named the team's head coach for the 2017 season. In her one season at the helm, the WolfPack finished with a 21-8 overall record and placed second in the North Central Community College Conference with a 9-3 mark.

"Ashley has been a part of our athletics family for the past six years and she will surely be missed," commented Director of Athletics, Steve Hauser. " I'd like to thank her for her dedication to the student-athletes and for leading the program over the past year. We wish her the best of luck as she takes on a new professional opportunity and challenge. We will begin the search for a new head coach right away."

During Ashley's time with the program the team was 166-29 overall, including four conference, three region and two national titles. 

Published May 25, 2018.

Host family sought for German exchange student

Madison College and Cultural Vistas are currently seeking hosts for a German participant of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX). CBYX is a reciprocal scholarship program funded by the U.S. Congress and German Parliament (Bundestag). The longstanding program annually brings 75 young German professionals to study at colleges across the United States.

This fall, Madison College and Cultural Vistas is hoping to host one German student in Madison. The student would attend Madison College for the fall semester and then participate in a full-time, paid internship from January through June 2019.

While the program is a cultural experience for the German participants, it is also an exciting opportunity for hosts. Hosts can be individuals, couples, families with children, grandparents, etc. A host should be interested in having a young German in their home for a year and want the opportunity to learn and share with their participant. Participants should be integrated into daily life.  Hosts should expect participants to help out in the household and participate in family activities and celebrations.

Hosts can request a monthly stipend of up to $225 to help offset the costs associated with hosting. Hosts should provide food for two meals a day and a private bedroom for the participant. Individual costs such as telephone, special foods and car insurance are the responsibility of the participant. All participants are required to buy a car, unless adequate public transportation is available to and from the host location.  Anyone interested in hosting a student can be sent specific information about the selected student upon request.

Anyone interested in hosting or who has further questions can contact Tammy Gibbs at

Published May 25, 2018.

Mail Center, Shipping & Receiving hours change

Effective June 4, the Mail Center and Shipping & Receiving hours will be modified.

The Mail Center service window will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. People should access mail via the combination. Anyone who needs their combination is welcome to stop in and obtain it from staff during posted hours. All mail will continue to be processed up to 3 p.m.  

Anyone in need assistance outside of the window hours can go to Shipping & Receiving during their posted hours of operation.

Shipping & Receiving hours will be: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Published May 25, 2018.

College establishes Digital Credentials Institute

Madison College has entered a partnership to provide free and subscription-based research on micro credentials and digital badge programs worldwide. The Digital Credentials Institute is a collaboration with IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit educational technology organization, and The Open University, a world-wide distance learning institution based in the United Kingdom. 

Kate Radionoff, dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education, will serve as the executive director of DCI and Lesley Voigt, faculty curriculum and digital badge director for Madison College, is the associate director.

DCI will offer fee-based consultation and education services to employers and educational institutions for program design and implementation. For more information visit the DCI webpage.


Published May 23, 2018.

PeopleSoft update complete

The PeopleSoft 9.2 Project Team announced the student information system was successfully upgraded over the weekend of May 18-21.

What Has Changed?

  • Username & Password: To log in, employees will use their Madison College network credentials (i.e. username and password). They no longer need a separate PeopleSoft username and password.
  • New Link: The link (web address) for PeopleSoft has changed. Any bookmarks or favorites that employees have saved will need updating. The most up-to-date links can be accessed from the Computer Resources web page for Faculty/Staff.
  • New Landing Page: Once logged in to PeopleSoft, the landing page will be new. To preview the login and landing page experience, check out this brief video (1:21).

Employees who experience difficulties logging into PeopleSoft should clear their web browser cache as a first trouble-shooting step. Anyone who needs further assistance is asked to contact the Help Desk at (608) 246-6666.

The PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade took the time and talents of an army of people across the college. Nicole Miller, Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator, offered a huge thank you to everyone who played a role in making this project a success. This upgrade allows the student information system to remain a solid foundation from which the college serves students.

Published May 23, 2018.

Employee Scholars expense reports are due June 1

For Employees who took classes at Madison College during Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, Expense Report Reimbursements are due via Workday before Friday, June 1. 

Faculty and staff who took classes can follow detailed job aid instructions to claim their reimbursement at

Employees can participate in the Employee Scholars Program which aims to connect employees with courses that advance their personal or professional goals.

 For more information, contact Belinda Prahl in Human Resources at extension 4380.

Published May 23, 2018.

Campuses, district buildings to close for holiday weekend

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, May 26–Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Services will resume Tuesday, May 29.

Online resources are available at all times at via askMadisonCollege. Check the Department Directory to verify service hours by individual department.

Published May 23, 2018. Updated May 30, 2018.