First Fridays Orientation Program

First Fridays is an on-going orientation program for new employees that follows up on the initial employee orientation. New employees meet the First Friday of each Month.  This is an opportunity for new employees to gather, network and build community.  During the program we learn about Madison Area Technical College operations, policy and procedure, issues facing the college and new initiatives that impact the learning success of our students.  The program provides an opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue about the “way things work” at Madison Area Technical College. Meetings are from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM.

September 11, 2015 

CETL  - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Excellence in Your Classroom

Objective: Understand mission and services offered by CETL

Focus on Your Professional Development Plan

October 2,  2015

Human Resources -  Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Employee Experiences

Objective: Review HR Services including:

Performance Appraisals Admin /PSRP

PT Faculty Coordinators / FT Faculty CETL

HR Generalist- Role and responsibilities;Hiring process; Payroll; Getting paid, helping your employees get paid.

November 5, 2015

President and Board - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Leadership and Institutional Structure

Objective: Madison College Board/President’s Office, Internal Structure, College Operations, Board Operations, and External Relations

Pre-First Friday WACTE Event in E3890

December 4, 2015

Student Development and Success - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Student Development and Success

Objective: Create connections between employees and Learning/Support Services offered by Student Development.

January 8, 2016

Provost & Vice-Provost - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Academic Excellence

Objective: Define the role you play in the development and delivery of instruction.

February 5, 2016

WTCS Leader - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Wisconsin Technical College System

Objective: Interpret the mission of the Wisconsin Technical College System, your local technical college and the University of Wisconsin System as they relate to a philosophy of post-secondary education. Analyze how your professional role supports the mission and goal of the WTCS and your organization.

March 4, 2016

SAA Leaders - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Academic Advancement

Objective: Learn about the services provided by Academic Advancement, including English speaking, reading and writing skills for non-native speakers, High School Completion options for those who didn't get their high school diploma, basic education skills for those that want to improve their skills or prepare for college, educational support for students currently in a program, and the Individualized Technical Studies Degree Program.

April 1, 2016

Technology Services Leaders - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Technology Services

May 6, 2016

Leaders from Finance, Budget, Facilities, Public Safety - Room: TBA 12:30 - 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

Topic: Administrative Services

Objective: