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CIO issues phishing campaign warning

DATE:              June 3, 2019
TO:                  All Students, Faculty and Staff
FROM:             Shawn Belling, Chief Information Officer
RE:                   Recent E-Mail Phishing Campaigns

Like most institutions of higher learning, Madison College faces ongoing phishing campaigns. Our Technology Services Security Team has implemented sophisticated tools that prevent most of these from ever appearing in students’ email accounts. Over the last two weeks, we have seen an increase in phishing campaigns, and have made some additional behind-the-scenes changes to respond. 

On Monday June 3, we have seen new phishing campaigns offering pet sitting or dog sitting jobs come through. These are not legitimate jobs – these are phishing attempts, so please do not respond to them. The Technology Services Security Team is evaluating additional measures to implement as soon as possible to counter these and future phishing scams targeting our students.

Please contact the Technology Services Help Desk (608-246-6666, helpdesk@madisoncollege.edu ) if you have questions or need further assistance with a phishing problem.

 

Published June 5, 2019.

South Campus taking shape

Construction is progressing on the Goodman South Campus on the corner of Badger Road and Park Street and will be completed for the Fall 2019 academic year.

Projects currently underway on the 75,000-square-foot campus include:

  • Site concrete work continues at the patios, sidewalks and ramps.
  • Boulder retaining walls have begun to be installed.
  • Miron is removing the temporary fencing around the site so grading can continue.
  • Metal panel work continues on the exterior.
  • Terrazzo flooring is on-going in the cafe atrium.
  • Resilient flooring is on-going on first and second floors.
  • Doors and hardware continue to be installed in the classrooms. Madison College would like to hold off on installing door closers on these doors.
  • The stainless-steel handrail posts are being installed on the monument stair.
  • Ceiling work continues on first and second floor.
  • Classes will resume nine weeks from Tuesday, July 2.
  • Casework is nearly complete in the classrooms.


When completed, the campus will feature a brightly lit Café Servery and seating area, a library, a Student Achievement Center, flexible classrooms, a practical nursing lab, a chemistry lab and main service counter. The South Courtyard Entrance will feature a landscaped seating area, bicycle parking and vehicle parking.

For a complete list of programs that will be offered at the campus visit the Goodman South Campus page.

College transfer Arts and Sciences classes will also be taught there.

Two live webcams are recording the construction.

Camera 1: https://app.truelook.com/?u=mm1526503625

Camera 2: https://app.truelook.com/?u=mm1526503760

Visit the college SharePoint site for more information including PDFs and updates.

Contact Mike Stark with any questions.

Published May 22, 2019. Updated July 10, 2019.

Madison College transitions to LinkedIn Learning

Madison College is transitioning from Lynda.com to Linkedin Learning Tuesday, May 21.   

Already have a Madison College Lynda.com account?

The upgrade from Lynda to LinkedIn will include:

  • The same high-quality on-demand, expert-led instructional videos as Lynda.com.
  • The carry-over of employees’ Lynda.com learning history, account info and certifications to LinkedIn Learning.
  • A new and improved user-friendly interface.

Employees who currently have a Lynda.com account, should have already received the first of several communications regarding this change.

New to Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning?

Madison College wants to help employees build professional skills with LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource that can complement classroom learning and provide access to the following:

  • Free, unlimited access to more than 7,000 courses
  • Videos that help employees gain new business, creative and technology skills to advance their careers.
  • Student and Professional topics such as software, business, communication, leadership, design, workplace skills and more.
  • Flexible, convenient courses employees can access based on their schedule. Courses can be accessed from any desktop or mobile device, on or off campus. 
  • Sharable multimedia collections (playlists)
  • Personalized course recommendations
  • Helpful resources that reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows.

LinkedIn Learning and the employee LinkedIn.com Profile

Employees can choose whether or not to link their LinkedIn Learning account to their LinkedIn profile when the LinkedIn Learning account is activated.  

More Information

More information about the transition is found on the Library site or by contacting library staff for assistance. 

 

 

Published May 20, 2019.

Vice president announces changes to Truax parking

Madison College Employees,

Parking is frustrating, limited, and presents a challenge for our entire campus community. In the fall of 2019, we are looking to make several changes in processes and facilities to streamline the parking situation throughout the Truax campus. After considering feedback and guidance this past year through shared governance, Public Safety advisory teams, and the 10-year Facilities Master Plan process, the following initiatives will be implemented as part of a multi-year, multi-faceted approach to improving the parking experience on campus:

 

  • New parking and parking renovations:
    • We are replacing the tennis courts on Straubel St. with 220 new parking spaces this summer.
    • The existing Straubel St. parking will be resurfaced, restriped, and new lighting installed.
    • We are coordinating with the City of Madison to repair and resurface Straubel St. itself.
    • We are evaluating additional locations for adding parking on campus.

 

  • New employee parking designations:
    • Effective August 26, 2019, anyone with an employee parking permit may park in the courtyards north of the main building, parking lots east of the main building, and all current parking north of the building across the stream (see highlighted areas on map below).
    • This means there will be no separate designated “Administrator” parking; any parking areas designated for Employees Only will be first-come, first-served.
    • Employee parking permits can be obtained from the Public Safety service window on the first floor or the main building.
    • The Foundation Center will continue to have physical permits only for employees who work there

 

  • Visitor Lot: During the referendum, around 2010, the College created a separate, gated Visitor Lot by the Health/IT building. Over time, employees began using this lot, to the point where now there is often not parking for actual visitors. Effective August 26, 2019, only visitors will be permitted access to this lot.

 

  • All other parking will be General Parking, and will not require a permit.
    • In addition to Employee Only parking, employees may park in any General Parking lot.
    • Students and visitors may also park in any General Parking lot, without a permit.

 

  • Enforcement is also important for the safety, fairness, and convenience of all commuters:
    • Parking outside of designated parking stalls will result in citations being issued. Without exception, this includes parking along curbs, striped yellow areas, and any areas outside of parking stalls will result in ticketing.
    • Unpaid citations will be submitted to the Traffic Violator Reporting Program (TVRP) administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; continued unpaid citations may lead to vehicle registration being suspended.
    • Although it is very rarely used, the College does have a towing policy. If a vehicle has more than five (5) tickets assessed against the registration in a single semester, or the vehicle is egregiously parked such that is endangering the safety or mobility of others, the College may tow the vehicle at the owner’s expense.

If there are any questions about parking at Madison College please visit: https://madisoncollege.edu/parking or call the Public Safety office at (608) 246-6932.

 

 

 

 

Published May 17, 2019.

Workday Recruiting is now available

Workday Recruiting has been integrated into the college’s current Workday system and is now available to all staff. This system greatly streamlines the job application process at Madison College and offers efficiencies in the hiring process.

To support the transition, updated jobs aids are available on the Workday Training and Resources web page. Watch for additional drop-in training sessions which will be available during the next few months. 

Employees should continue to work with their HR Business Partner regarding any questions or assistance needed during this transition.     

Published May 15, 2019.

Associate vice president shares college immunization policy

DATE:            May 9, 2019
TO:               All Employees
FROM:           Rosemary Buschhaus, Associate Vice President, Human Resources Department
SUBJECT:       Immunizations/Vaccinations

 

As you may be aware from recent news reports, there are a number of confirmed measles cases in the first three months of 2019. In 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that measles was eliminated in the U.S., although it is now re-appearing in different parts of the country.

Madison College does not require students or employees to be immunized (vaccinated) against measles in order to study or work at the college. A number of academic programs at the college do require that students be vaccinated in accordance with the contractual agreements the programs have with various clinical locations. These vaccination requirements oftentimes include MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), TB (tuberculosis) and an annual flu shot.

We wanted to make you aware that Madison College, in collaboration with Group Health Cooperative (GHC), offers various health-related services including vaccinations at the GHC Clinic at the Truax Campus. Located on the first floor of the Health Education & Information Technology building, the GHC Clinic is open five days a week and serves students, employees with GHC insurance and WPS Statewide, and the community at large.

Information for students choosing to access immunization services at the GHC Health Clinic at the Truax Campus can be found at: Student Health - Immunizations. Employees with GHC or WPS Statewide may also choose to access immunization services at the GHC Health Clinic at Truax or through their health care provider.

For more information about the Group Health Cooperative Clinic at Madison College, the Center for Health & Well-Being, or the current measles outbreak, please contact Mark Lausch, Associate Vice President, Institutional Learning & Effectiveness, at 608.243.4508 or mlausch@madisoncollege.edu.

Best wishes to you as we complete the end of the Spring Semester and prepare for commencement later this month.

 

Published May 10, 2019.

Job application process gets streamlined

DATE: May 6, 2019

TO:   All Employees (does not apply to contingent workers)

FROM:  Rosemary Buschhaus, Associate Vice President, Human Resources Department

SUBJECT: Workday Recruiting – New Job Application Process

 As a result of modernizing our hiring system, the Human Resources Department is pleased to announce a streamlined and efficient process that greatly eases applying for jobs at Madison College. Workday Recruiting goes live on May 15, and allows for direct integration with our current Workday system, creating much-needed efficiencies. 

How does this impact me?

  • Employees interested in applying for posted jobs can do so directly through the “Career” worklet in Workday by simply clicking on the Apply button.
    • If a Professional Profile has been completed/updated in advance, information regarding work experience and skills is factored in as part of the application.
    • Resumes can also be attached to an application.

Hiring Process Highlights: 

  • Job requisitions flow directly into job postings
  • Workday’s Guided Tour feature provides users with onscreen interactive guides through the process in real time
  • Interview teams have access to candidate resumes online in Workday
  • Hiring managers have access to review candidates as soon as they apply
  • Candidate offer letters and contracts are issued and signed digitally through Workday
  • Improved reporting and analytics 

Faculty & Staff Highlights:

  • Updated job aids will be available on the Workday Training and Resources web page
  • Apply for jobs through Workday on our internal jobs site
  • Review and update your education and experience in Workday’s Career Page Profile
  • Refer individuals to a job posting easily from your home page in Workday 

Watch for more information in Matters. Job aids will be available at Go Live. Additional drop-in training sessions are going to be available during the next few months.

Published May 8, 2019.

CIO encourages employees to make Workday changes

DATE: May 1, 2019

TO:  Administrative Staff, Full-Time Faculty, Part-Time Faculty, PSRP

FROM: Shawn Belling, Chief Information Officer

RE:  Madison College Security Enhancements

Dear Colleagues,

Madison College is committed to securing your valuable information. As part of that commitment, we are adding some safeguards in Workday. We ask for your help in securing your valuable data.

On May 2, 2019, we will implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for off-campus Workday access. In preparation, please take a few moments to configure MFA for your Workday data today.  We also would like you to know that Trusted Devices for Workday has been enabled. More information on Trusted Devices is in Workday and Matters.

Note: If you are a VDI user and have previously registered a device for MFA use, you still need to register your device for Workday MFA use. 

Finally, we encourage you to reset your password after you setup your Multifactor Authentication using the Self Service Password Reset Portal. 

MFA for Workday:

  • Ensures that additional security is in place to guard your data
  • Protects your valuable data from being accessed by others
  • Provides secure access Workday when not on campus
  • Protects you in the event of password theft

Adding Trusted Devices in Workday:

  • Allows you to identify atypical sign-on from new devices
  • Sends you a notification to your work email when new sign-on occurs to Workday

Password Reset:

  • Ensures compliance with the Madison College Password Policy here.
  • Helps ensure your network account is not compromised

We encourage all employees to get a head start and to sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication now.

Instructions:

  • Configure MFA for remote access here
  • Reset your network password here

If you have any setup questions, please reach out to the Staff Help Desk for assistance at 608-246-6666 or by e-mail to HelpDesk@madisoncollege.edu

Please take a few moments now so you are ready when you need Workday later.

Thank you for helping make your data and our College more secure.

Sincerely,

Shawn Belling

Chief Information Officer

Published May 1, 2019.

Retirement celebration to be held May 8

Madison College will host the 2018-2019 Retirement Celebration Wednesday, May 8, from 2-4 p.m., in the Truax Gateway. A program will start at 2:30 p.m.

Published May 1, 2019.

President Daniels sheds light on Truax incident

Dear Madison College community,

I wanted to let you know about a minor fire incident that occurred in our main Truax building this past Saturday evening.

During an event that was taking place in the Redsten gymnasium, a roll of toilet paper was set on fire in the men’s bathroom in the hallway. Public Safety officers responded to the alarm instantly, and contained the fire until the Madison Fire Department arrived and put it out completely. The building was evacuated and no one was harmed. Video evidence of a suspect was handed over to Madison Police and Fire Departments. Although the small fire was contained to a few square feet in only one bathroom stall, due to the nature of the material (toilet paper) there was a lot of smoke and ash. Although you may smell a little bit of smoke if you walk down that particular hallway, ventilation systems have been operating around the clock, and there is no threat to air quality in the building.

I am grateful for all of the staff who responded into late Saturday night and have worked to restore the facilities over the weekend. Although this was a relatively minor incident, I wanted to make sure you had all of the information in case you smelled a little smoke, or heard about the incident and wanted to know the facts.

If you have any further questions, you may contact our Director of Public Safety, John Flannery, at jflannery1@madisoncollege.edu, call the Public Safety line directly at 608.245.2222, or stop by the Public Safety window in the main hall, first floor, Truax.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jack Daniels, III, Ph.D.
President

Mark Thomas
Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Published April 29, 2019.

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