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 5, 2014

CETL - Room C1435
Guest Speaker: CETL Staff
Objective: Understand mission and services offered by CETL

Focus on Your Professional Development Plan

October 3,  2014

Human Resources – Room C1435
Guest Speaker: Human Resources Office
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 7, 2014

Madison College Board/President’s Office - Room E3830A

Guest Speaker: Madison College President Dr, Jack E. Daniels, III

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

Pre-First Friday WACTE Event in E3890

December 5, 2014

Student Development and Success- Room E3830A

Guest Speaker: Keith Cornille – Review SD operations, projects, process. 

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

January, 9, 2015

Note this is the 2nd Friday due to scheduled vacations Room: C1435

Provost/ VP Learner Success

Guest Speakers: Provost Terry Webb, Associate Vice President Turina Bakken 

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

February 6, 2015

Technology Services - Room: C1435

Guest Speaker: Mir Qader  

Objective: Technology Services

March 6, 2015

WTCS System  - Room: C1435

Guest Speaker: WTCS 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.

April 3,  2015

Administrative Services - Financial Services, Budget, Facilities -  Room: C1435

Guest Speaker: Mark Thomas, VP Administration

Objective: Define the role you play in the management of district funding and resources.

May 1, 2015

Facilities Services - Room: C1435

Guest Speaker: TBA