Technology Services announces change to login screen

Technology Services will be migrating the current single sign-on authentication system to a new updated system. The new system will replace the blue “Madison College Login” with a much more modern look and feel. Production services such as Workday, Blackboard and Office365 will begin changing Monday, August 7, with an expected completion of August 13. 

Note the site change below and remember to never provide your Madison College credentials to an unknown source.  
The current login screen:
The future login screen:
Questions? Contact Help Desk or call ext. 6666

Published August 2, 2017.

Asphalt replacement project to be completed Aug. 21.

The East Court parking lot will reopen Monday, Aug. 21. Poor soil conditions under the existing asphalt and rainy weather in July delayed construction.

The dog walk area and some landscaping need to be completed, and lights and ADA parking signs will be installed.


Published July 31, 2017.

CETL offers IBPS fall classes

The Interest Based Problem Solving (IBPS) process is an important tool being employed in the decision-making process in shared governance and in departments, programs and offices throughout Madison College. In support of this college-wide initiative, we continue to offer our fundamental IBPS courses to help participants better understand how IBPS can be effectively utilized in a shared-decision making system.

Fall IBPS classes offered through CETL Thrive

IBPS Fundamentals

An introduction to the assumptions underlying Interest Based Problem Solving (IBPS) and steps in an IBPS process.




Thursday, Aug. 24

Friday, Sept. 15

Thursday, Dec. 14

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.





Differentiating between Interests and Options/Positions/Solutions

An active learning experience analyzing actual IBPS documents. Practice posing questions to illuminate interests that underlie options/positions/solutions.




Thursday, Aug. 24

Friday, Sept. 15

Thursday, Dec. 14

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.





Experiencing an IBPS Process

An active learning experience in which participants move through the steps of an Interest Based Problem Solving (IBPS) process guided by a facilitator.




Thursday, Aug. 24

Friday, Sept. 22

Thursday, Dec. 14

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.





Please register via the CETL website.

Questions? Contact the IBPS office, or by calling ext. 4700.

Published July 31, 2017.

Convocation Community Service Day registration is open

Online registration is now open for the Convocation Community Service Day, happening on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Use this link to SignUpGenius and sign up early as spaces will fill quickly.
Our intention is to enrich the communities where our students and families live and work. Last year we had 92 volunteers and this year we are hoping for 200!

Here are the community partners we are serving this year:

  • Agrace Hospice Care (West Madison)
  • Anderson Farm County Park (Oregon - South of Madison)
  • Catholic Charities Adult Day Care (Southeast Madison)
  • Centro Hispano (South Madison)
  • Community Action Coalition (East Madison)
  • East Madison Community Center (East Madison)
  • East Madison High School (East Madison)
  • Goodman Youth Farm at Kennedy School (East Madison)
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore (East and West Madison)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (East Madison)
  • International Crane Foundation (Baraboo)
  • Natural Heritage Land Trust (Westport/Drumlin - North of Madison)
  • Pheasant Branch Conservancy (Middleton - West of Madison)
  • Rainbow Hospice (Johnson Creek)
  • River Food Pantry (North Madison)
  • Troy Farms (North Madison)
  • UW Arboretum (Central Madison)

During Convocation, there will be a school supplies donation drive to help our incoming Scholars of Promise and TRiO students. 

Learn more about Convocation here.

Thank you for serving Madison College and our community.

Community Service Day Organizers:

  • Renee Alfano
  • Katya Goodroad
  • Zong Her
  • Lisa Lanting
  • Ann Mac Laughlin-Berres
  • Jennie May
  • Roe Parker
  • Mollie Stolbov

Questions? Contact Lisa Lanting for more information.

Published July 31, 2017.

Become a Scholars of Promise Coach

The Scholars of Promise (SoP) team seeks coaches to mentor incoming SoP students. Training sessions are available to faculty, staff and administrators to provide them with the knowledge and skills to effectively mentor and coach. 

 Register for any of the training dates below on CETL Thrive




Tuesday, Aug. 1

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Truax, Room E3892

Thursday, Aug. 3

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Truax, Room E3892

Monday, Aug. 7

12:30 – 5 p.m.

Truax, Room E3892



This mentoring course is designed to engage participants in topics such as determining what makes a good mentor, understanding diversity issues, discussing the stages of a mentoring relationship and learning effective communication skills. 

In addition, the training will provide employees with information on student support services and expectations and roles of both mentors and mentees. Participants will recieve a handbook and connection to a mentoring and coaching program that will provide them with program-specific expectations and additional support.

Questions? Please contact CETL.

Published July 31, 2017.

Gallery displays history of Madison College

A photographic display at Madison College's Gallery at Truax shows how the college has developed over the past 105 years. "Appreciating Our Past: A Photographic History of Madison College" will be on display July 24 through Aug. 24.

This exhibit uses historic photos to show how the college has served students throughout the district. Beginning with 63 students in a single classroom, the college now has nine campuses with more than 36,000 students enrolled.

The Gallery at Truax is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Published July 26, 2017. Updated August 25, 2017.

Writing Center can help summer students

The Truax Writing Center, Room A2000P, is open for face-to-face sessions from
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Online Writing Center accepts submissions Monday through Friday.

More than 40 tutors are available to help students with any written assignment or project. They offer advice on essays, presentations, projects, reports and more. Any work that requires a student to communicate information to another person is “fair game” to bring to the Writing Center. 

Refer students to the Writing Center webpage to learn how to make and cancel appointments, find information on the Online Writing Center and view a welcome video.

If you would like someone from the Writing Center to visit your classroom, please contact Susanne Treiber.

Published July 19, 2017. Updated July 26, 2017.

OneCard payment to be unavailable due to server upgrade

Due to a server upgrade, OneCards will not be accepted on Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25, at all Madison College food service locations.

OneCards will be accepted again July 26.

Published July 19, 2017.

Free workshop for entrepreneurs offered July 25

Madison College Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a free workshop to assist current and future business owners learn about business enterprise.

This workshop is an introduction to the basic forms of business enterprises. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and LLCs will be examined and compared. Specific topics include forms of business organizations, structures of an enterprise, liability and tax implications. 

The presenters for the evening will include Norma Kropp, Jodi Cooper and Kim Varsho.

Registration for this event is required and seats are limited.

Date and time:

Tuesday, July 25
6–8 p.m.


Madison College West Campus – Room 116
8017 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717

For more information, email Bryan Woodhouse or call 608-246-6337.

Published July 17, 2017.

CETL seeks your feedback for tech training courses

Alan Natachu, technology training coordinator with CETL, is planning technology trainings for the upcoming school year. He wants to know what tech trainings you would like to see over the course of the upcoming school year.

Your answers will help Natachu and CETL create training classes to better serve the rapidly changing technology dynamics and needs of the college's staff and faculty. This survey takes approximately five minutes to complete.

Contact Alan Natachu at 608-246-6050 or you can video chat using Skype for Business if you have any questions.

Published July 14, 2017. Updated July 19, 2017.