Announcements

Upcoming closure and extended hours announced

Holiday Closure Notice:
All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes and services will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Extended Service Hours:
Most Student Development and Success service departments will offer extended service hours Tuesday, Jan. 16–Thursday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Regular service hours will resume on Friday, Jan. 19. Check the Department Directory to verify hours by individual department.

Published January 8, 2018. Updated January 24, 2018.

Virtual desktops to undergo maintenance

Technology Services will complete upgrades to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment on Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Virtual desktops will be inaccessible during this maintenance.

If you have a persistent Employee Virtual Desktop, please be sure you have no unsaved work open as it may be lost. Please log off all virtual desktops before leaving on Friday.

Instructors who believe this will negatively affect them or their students are asked to contact the Help Desk, ext. 6666, as soon as possible. 

Please note that access to other services will be available.

Published January 8, 2018.

Honors Program Workshop offered Thursday

Full-time and part-time faculty interested in supervising honor projects must complete one Madison College Honors Program Workshop.

The workshop is Thursday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration and information can be found on CETL Thrive website.

The Workshop counts toward the FQAS Continuing Professional Development categories of Student Success, Currency and Content Expertise, and College and Strategic Interests.

Questions? Please contact Julia Haseleu, Honors program director, at 608-243-4715. 

Published January 8, 2018. Updated January 22, 2018.

Summer, fall registration dates posted

Registration dates for Summer and Fall 2018-19 have been posted on the Registration Calendar. As always, students should log into their myMadisonCollege account to confirm their Enrollment Date.

The continuing student enrollment windows have shown promising results. The college plans to continue the concept for upcoming registration cycles but with some slight modifications.

  • There will be two enrollment windows instead of three, the cutoff being 30 or more credits and 29 or fewer credits. This should be a more accurate split of first and second year students.
  • Instead of the enrollment window periods starting back to back, they will now start three days apart.
  • The college has expanded the length of continuing student windows to several weeks to provide greater opportunity to plan with advising staff.
  • An increased number of AR sessions will be offered during the new degree program student window.
  • Continuing students who have taken enrollment action during their window will be offered an additional window at the end of the term to adjust their schedule during an “add/drop” period that runs through open enrollment.
  • Every effort will be made to ensure petition program students receive the appropriate registration appointment.

Feel free to contact Lori Sebranek with questions.

Published January 5, 2018.

Student services to be closed half-day for Convocation

All services and offices will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. for college-wide staff in-service.

Most Student Development and Success service units will reopen at 1:00 p.m. Check the Department Directory to verify hours by individual department.

Published January 5, 2018.

Spring non-credit course catalog is available

Registration is open now for non-credit professional and continuing education spring courses.

To view the PDF catalog and learn more about the course offerings, visit  School of Professional and Continuing Education page.

Call 608-258-2301, for more information or for assistance registering for non-credit courses.

Questions? email Amanda La Grew for more information.

Published January 5, 2018.

Windows 10 migration for faculty, staff resumes in January

Technology Services will continue the Microsoft Windows 10 deployment to faculty and staff. They completed a small pilot group and are in the process of defining a solid timeline. The project is anticipated to resume in January 2018 and be completed in several months.

Objective
Tech Services is providing faculty and staff a high-performance, state-of-the-art Windows operating system along with Microsoft Office Suite 2016. Windows 10 introduces significant new capabilities around security, management and application deployment.

Migration 
Over the summer, Tech Services completed this upgrade for 2,500 students. For faculty and staff, they will use a phased approach and schedule upgrades to minimize disruption to the user. Upgrades will begin on the second and third floors of the main Truax building. 

Communication 
Tech Services will communicate directly with faculty and staff before they upgrade systems through direct email, Matters postings and face-to-face interaction. Communications will flow to Deans/Assistant Deans, campus managers/coordinators, and directors when appropriate. 

In addition, as with the Windows 7 upgrade, they will review applications for license compliance, and all non-compliant applications will be managed according to Madison College’s Copying and Installing Software policy.

Training
CETL provides training for Windows 10/Office 2016. This can be done online via the Atomic Learning site (now called Hoonuit).

Published December 22, 2017. Updated February 7, 2018.

Happy Holidays from the Foundation Center

The Madison College Foundation team has put together a video to bid season's greetings to all faculty and staff. Please know this holiday season and always, the team deeply appreciate your continued support.

Happy Holidays From the Madison College Foundation 2017

Published December 22, 2017.

Register now for Process Improvement Applied Training Series

Seats are available for the spring 2018 Process Improvement Applied Training Series. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 2. The training series is open to all staff, faculty and administrators.

The training six sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays, from 9-11 a.m.

  • Feb. 20
  • Feb. 27
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 10

Note that your manager is also required to attend the first hour on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Graduation is Tuesday, April 17, from 9-10:30 a.m. 

The training series is an introduction to and application of continuous improvement concepts and Lean tools.

In this series, participants will apply concepts to an actual project and see real results. Help will be provided, from selecting an appropriate project to individual coaching throughout the project life cycle even after the training is completed. 

Published December 20, 2017.

Jam the Gym event scheduled for Truax

The 12th Annual Madison College Jam the Gym celebration will occur Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Redsten Gymnasium. The event will feature WolfPack basketball, friends, food and fun. Dust off your basketball shoes and join your former teammates for alumni games starting at 9 a.m. Stay after to watch the current WolfPack teams play. This year, all alumni in attendance will be honored during the halftimes of both games. 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 24, and T-shirts will be given to only pre-registered alumni.

For the full schedule of events and Alumni registration, please follow this link

 

Published December 20, 2017. Updated January 5, 2018.

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