Celebrate students' achievements at First-Generation Student Day

TRIO and Retention Services are collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni to present the inaugural First-Generation Student Day Wednesday, Nov. 8. This is part of a nationwide college campaign to celebrate the achievements of first-generation students. 

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Intercultural Exchange and includes:  First-Gen faculty/staff panel, First-Gen student/alumni panel, #CelebrateFirstGen Campaign, DACA session, and Badger Promise. A photo booth, games and resources will be provided.

This event will also coincide with the unveiling of a First-Generation Campus Club which will serve as a support group and campus community base for all those who wish to support and advance first-generation students.

We ask first-generation staff, faculty or administrators who would like to share their story to please contact TRiO Student Support Services Director Janine Wilson or TRiO Student Support Services Manager Jeff Galligan.

Contributors to this event include: Student Development and Success, SCMP, TOPS, Intercultural Exchange, Scholars of Promise, TRiO and Retention Services.

Published October 20, 2017. Updated October 27, 2017.

Fall, Halloween pop-up sale underway

The Center for Printing Arts (CFPA) are currently selling handmade goods Wednesday, Oct.18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will support students and help cover printing materials costs.

Items include greeting cards, tote bags, notebooks, garlands and prints. Stock up on beautiful, affordable letterpress and screen-printed goods for the fall season.

The sale is located at Truax, near Starbucks in the Atrium Café.

Published October 18, 2017.

Register for spring FQAS classes offered through CETL

Faculty Quality Assurance System contains a common set of competencies, performance standards and guidelines for all WTCS colleges. The system provides each college with the opportunity to define its own expectations of professional development to align with the college’s goals and mission.

Initial Requirements applies to:

• Faculty new to Madison College
• Faculty who had not completed provisional certification (i.e. Magic 7) prior to August 2015

For faculty who are looking to complete the FQAS Initial Requirements, spring courses are now available for registration via CETL Thrive.






Teaching Methods and Technology

Thursday, Jan. 04

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


Friday, Jan.05

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 08

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12  -

Monday, March 26




Data and Evidence Analysis

Wednesday, Jan. 10

1-3:30 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 11

8:30-11 a.m.

Friday, Feb 02

Friday, May 03

9-11:30 a.m.

1-3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 06 -

Tuesday, Feb. 27



March 13

9-11 a.m.

Tech Academy

Student Success & Behavior Management

Friday, Jan. 19

Friday, Feb. 02

Friday, March 02

Friday, April 06

Friday, May 04

2-4 p.m.

First Fridays

In Person

March 26-April 30



Course Design & Assessment 

Friday, April 13

Friday, April 20

Friday, April 27

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


Feb. 13-April 03



Check the FQAS-FAQs page if you need more information.

Published October 18, 2017.

WomenLEAD to conduct 50/50 raffle fundraiser

The WomenLEAD (Leaders for Equity and Diversity) Club will conduct a 50/50 raffle fundraiser from Oct. 23-Nov. 15. They will host a table outside of Student Life at the Truax Campus on Oct. 23, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, from 11:30-1 p.m.

Tickets cost $2. They are fundraising to support their attendance at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in May 2018. 

If you have any questions or would like to buy or reserve your ticket, please contact Masaya Xiong.

Published October 18, 2017.

Truax to host 'Ten Tech Tools for Today's Assistant'

The Truax Campus is hosting the Madison International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Local Area Network meeting titled “Ten Tech Tools for Today’s Assistant.” Stop by Room C2406 Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30-8 p.m.

One of the greatest challenges faced by administrative professionals is their capacity to keep up with the advances in technology. In this session, administrative professionals will learn how to stay relevant by learning and mastering technology skills.

Learner outcomes:

  • Discover 10 tech tools that can increase work productivity
  • Discover some of the latest trends and online options for technology training
  • Learn ways to access information through technology to respond quickly and become more indispensable to your employer

The main presenter will be Stacy Leitner, CAP-OM.

The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about technology tools. Register on the Eventbrite website.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own meal and beverage. Water and light snacks will be provided.


  • 5:30-6:15 p.m. - Networking and dinner (feel free to bring your own dinner)
  • 6:15-6:25 p.m. - Brief IAAP updates/info
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Presentation (the online portion will begin at 6:25 p.m.)
  • 7:30-8 p.m. - Networking (or head home)

Questions? Please contact business technology instructor Chris Yero.

Published October 18, 2017.

Eric Barber named associate human resources business partner

Eric Barber started with Madison College as an associate human resources business partner on Monday, Oct. 16. He comes to the college from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, where he served as a senior equal opportunity specialist. Prior to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, he served as a senior human resources specialist at the University of Wisconsin. 

Barber holds a Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in HR management and IT Training from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

Stop by Truax Room E1861 to welcome him to Madison College.

Published October 18, 2017.

Major repair scheduled for Truax Campus elevator D-1

Truax Campus elevator D-1 will be shut down for major maintenance work beginning October 17 with completion on October 20. The adjacent elevator will remain operational.


Published October 16, 2017.

Commercial Avenue Campus will close briefly

Commercial Avenue Campus will be closed due to power outage for a brief period.

Madison Gas and Electric will be shutting down power starting at 5 a.m. on Friday, October 20, for work on transformers. Power is expected to be restored by 6 a.m. 

Published October 16, 2017.

College-wide document collection for accreditation announced

As part of the Higher Learning Commission's (HLC) Open Pathway accreditation process, the college is required to gather evidence documents for its first report in the accreditation cycle, due in 2020. Program directors, department chairs and administrators received an email on October 2 describing how to provide documents that best demonstrate how their program, department or service unit meets the criteria for accreditation as requested by the Higher Learning Commission.

They are asked to submit their documents by November 3.

Questions or want to be involved? Contact Jennie May or visit the HLC Open Pathway SharePoint site.

Published October 16, 2017.

Register for Innovation Workshop

Madison College needs creativity and innovation in order to thrive. Have you ever had an idea to improve our services for our students or benefit our college? Want to learn how to develop that idea? Do you just want to unleash your creativity? This workshop is for you.

The Crash Course in Innovation workshop will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Truax Room D1630.

This is a hands-on, fun workshop that teaches you the principles of Design Thinking by taking you through a full design cycle. The event is open to all faculty and staff, and no experience is necessary. Register here.

In this workshop:

  • Hands-on project to redesign an experience for a partner.
  • Learn principles of Design Thinking to adapt them into your personal and professional routines.
  • Counts toward FQAS credit.

Sponsored by Center for Operational Excellence (COE) and Center for Entrepreneurship

Contact Kristin Polywacz for more information.

Published October 16, 2017.