Question of the Week

What is the Combined Charitable Campaign?

What is the Combined Charitable Campaign? And why should you give? Team Matters talked to Senior Marketing and Operations Lead Chelsey Bowers to learn more about the campaign.

Combined Charitable Campaign

Published December 10, 2018.

What is the Communication Assesment?

How well does Madison College communicate information to its employees? Team Matters talked to Kristin Polywacz, Manager of Organizational Development and Center for Operational Excellence, to find out more about a survey that will ask people for their opinions and recommendations.

Communication Survey

Published November 5, 2018. Updated November 8, 2018.

What is the play "Student Body" about?

What is the play "Student Body" about and how does it relate to college students and our current "Me Too" era? Team Matters talked to director Miranda Hawk to find out.

Student Body


Published October 22, 2018. Updated October 26, 2018.

What is food insecurity?

What is food insecurity and what is being done to help students who are affected by it? Team Matters talked to Student Senate President Steven Ansorge and Abigan Sann of the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to find out.


Food Insecurity

Published October 15, 2018.

What's new with the Chef Series?

What's new with the Chef Series this year? Team Matters talked with Bryan Woodhouse, associate vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, and Culinary Arts Program Director Paul Short to find out.

Chef Series

Published September 26, 2018. Updated September 28, 2018.

What are your first impressions of Madison College?

What are students' first impressions of Madison College? And what are they looking forward to in the year ahead? Team Matters interviewed students during the first week of the new semester to find out.

First Impressions

Published September 14, 2018.

What countries are represented by Madison College's international students?

Students from more than 60 different countries will be attending classes at Madison College on student visas this fall. Stephanie Belmas, senior international student specialist, talks about where those students are from and what faculty and staff can do to make them feel welcome.


Published September 4, 2018. Updated September 5, 2018.

How is Workday changing?

Madison College employees use Workday to enter time, complete professional development plans and create expense reports. On Sept. 8, Workday will be changing its look and feel. Get a peek at the changes from business operations analyst Trish Kelm.

How is Workday Changing?

Published August 24, 2018. Updated August 27, 2018.

How are you beating the heat this summer?

How are you beating the heat? Team Matters asked staff and students how they've been staying cool as the temperatures heated up this summer.

How Do You Beat the Summer Heat?

Published August 1, 2018. Updated August 6, 2018.

What is the Innovation/Research and Development request process?

Bryan Woodhouse met with the Matters team to talk about the Innovation/Research and Development request process. The process allows faculty and staff to submit promising new ideas, methods, product developments or opportunities that support the college's mission, vision, and values. The primary source of funds is the Contingency Fund, which is managed by the College Cabinet and the President. 

This process is designed to support:

  • One to two-year pilot projects that investigate and implement ideas initiated by creative faculty and staff
  • One-time planning projects by a faculty/staff member (or team) to investigate whether an idea is feasible

Vist the SharePoint site to submit a request.


What is the Innovation/Research and Development request process?

Published July 20, 2018. Updated July 23, 2018.