Enrollment Services offer extended hours

Enrollment Services will offer extended service hours on:

· Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
· Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Thursday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Students should check the Department Directory to confirm hours for all other student service departments.

Published August 21, 2019.

Student services offer extended hours

Enrollment Services and Student Development and Retention Services will adjust service availability at Truax to meet the increased demand of incoming students for the Fall term start.

Students can be referred to:

Career Exploration Walk-ins – Room D1624 (Career & Employment Services)
Learn about online resources, career planning tools, labor market trends and referrals to other college career resources to begin the career exploration journey.

Application and FAFSA Assistance- Room A1003 (Next to Enrollment Services)
Recruiting and Financial Aid staff are available to assist students with the online admission’s application and the online FAFSA application.  This is a walk-in lab and students are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Placement Testing- Room D2603 (Testing and Assessment Center)
Testing and Assessment staff is hosting walk-in course placement testing. 

Advising and Registration Assistance- Room C1434 (Across from the Atrium Cafe)
Advisors are available to assist students with course planning and SAP paperwork through 20-minute individual appointments. Students can make an appointment up to one day in advance or walk-in to be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. SDRS staff and Student help are available to assist with class registration.

Enhanced services are available:

  • Monday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Published August 19, 2019.

Students and grads assist with Free Legal Clinic

Madison College will host a Free Legal Clinic starting this fall semester by appointment only. It will be located at Goodman South and available for all students and community members.

Legal issues can be a big obstacle for students and other community members. They can interfere with success in school and undermine family well-being. Individuals can get help with:

  • Tenant-landlord disputes
  • Driver's license restoration
  • Child support and family law
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Criminal records
  • Public benefits

This is one of two Free Legal Clinics in the nation that will be housed at a technical college. The aim is to replicate this type of clinic at other technical or community colleges in the future.

Madison College legal partners are:

  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Community Justice, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Law Clinic
  • Community Immigration Law Clinic
  • UW Law School, Ascendium Education Group
  • City of Madison Department of Civil Rights
  • Community Immigration Law Clinic

Students and grads from the Madison College Paralegal program will assist at this clinic as well. The referral form for the clinic can be found at the college's website. For more information call (608) 243-4200.


Published August 19, 2019.

Mark your calendar and tell students

Career and Employment Services (CES) and Student Life are hosting, “Get Connected Week.” The event is held Monday, Sept. 30-Thursday, Oct. 3. 

The details for the event:
Volunteer Fair

  • Monday, Sept. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 1
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Students can meet representatives from community-based organizations to learn about opportunities to volunteer. Community Service experience is a strong addition to a resume.

Part-Time Job Fair

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 3
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Students can meet employers each day recruiting for open part-time and internship positions

Career and Employment Services at 608.243.4598.

Published August 19, 2019. Updated August 20, 2019.

Career and Employment Services offers assistance

Career and Employment Services will be hosting a table from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. on Sept., 3-5 to assist students with the following:
•   Access their account
•   Create a profile
•   Upload a resume
•   Make their account publically viewable
•   Find Work Study/Student Help jobs on campus that pay $10.50
    per hour

Please encourage students to stop by. 

Published August 16, 2019. Updated August 21, 2019.

Accreditation team welcomes employee input

Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) will host a site visit for the continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). To make the accreditation process responsive to a broad range of constituents, ACEN will receive written and oral third-party comments from the public concerning the program.

Employees can meet with the site visit team to share comments about the program at a meeting scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, Room 101, School of Health Education, 1705 Hoffman Street, Madison, Wis.

Written comments can be submitted directly via mail or email to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Published August 14, 2019.

Email security enhancement happening soon

The Technology Services Cybersecurity team continues to research and develop new tools to protect Madison College. Microsoft Office 365 Safe Attachments will be enabled in employees' email Wednesday, Aug. 21.

When a message contains one or more attachments, the message is delivered and safe attachments will begin scanning the attachments. The user can read the message body immediately, however the attachments will not be completely available until the safety scan is complete. It will be possible to preview attachments deemed "safe" before scanning is complete. If an attachment is determined to be malicious, the email is routed to quarantine to be analyzed by the Security team.

If users open a message immediately after it appears in their Inbox, they might see the attachments listed as "ATP Scan in Progress" as shown below. (Opening the "ATP Scan in Progress" attachment shows a message that explains the attachment sent to the user is being scanned.) Once the attachment is scanned, the message is marked as “Unread” and is available to open.

Safe Attachment scans typically complete in under one minute, however, they could take longer for large attachments. To see if the scan is complete, close and re-open the message.





Published August 14, 2019.

Fall non-credit course schedule is coming

The Fall Non-Credit schedule is in the mail and should arrive this week. A digital copy is available that can be viewed and downloaded immediately.

Published August 12, 2019.

Professional Development funding information has moved to Sharepoint

The SharePoint site for all employee development funds is now live. Thank you to the SharePoint team for making this happen before the start of the school year.

Former paper-based approval forms are now online SharePoint forms. Managers may see emails that require their reviews of these forms.

Changes to the funding programs are found below:

Professional Development Funding (conferences, etc.) - the next deadline is Friday, Sept. 13

  • New online SharePoint approval form for PSRP and Administrators.
  • Funds earmarked for faculty are now divided amongst each school. School employees should ask their managers for their specific process.
  • Job aid updated with new business purpose.

Educational Assistance Reimbursement (tuition reimbursement for coursework external to Madison College)

  • Job aids updated to reflect new worktags. Also separated one job aid into two, which are spend authorizations and expense reports.
  • Unchanged is that manager approval (via spend authorization) must occur before an employee starts the course(s) and expense reports must be submitted within 30 days after completion or before the end of the fiscal year, whichever comes first.

Employee Scholars (tuition reimbursement for Madison College courses)

  • New online SharePoint approval and intent form.
  • Job aid updated to reflect new worktags.

Published August 12, 2019. Updated August 13, 2019.

Contacting colleagues is now easier

Human Resources and Technology Services are announcing two important improvements to Outlook. Those changes are:

  • To make it easier to find colleagues and be more inclusive, employees can now use their preferred names in Outlook instead of their legal name
  • To be clearer about roles within the college, business titles will be used in Outlook rather than job profiles. For example, a full-time faculty who teaches English, will now be listed in Outlook as English instructor, rather than Instructor, FT.

Employees that want to change their preferred name or business title can do this by updating their personal information in Workday. Contact Human Resources with questions.

Published August 12, 2019.