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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice:  612-626-9252

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Carole Anne Broad headshot

Student Services Adviser

375Q Education Sciences Building
For appointments, call 612-625-3339
Direct: 612-625-3063



Advises for undergraduate programs in:

About me

I begin my thirteenth year of academic advising with the 14-15 school year. My background includes an associate degree as a veterinarian's assistant, a bachelor's degree in history from UW-Madison, and a master's degree in social work from the U of M. In addition I have a minor in Women's Studies and Spanish and a year's study at the University of Madrid, Spain. I have taught Career Planning and First Year Experience courses here as well. I am currently teaching a course I helped create for the Center for Spirituality and Healing called “Living on Purpose: An Exploration of Self, Purpose and Community” (CSPH 3211). This is a 2 credit, hybrid course for students with 30+ credits who really want to take a close look at what it means to lead a life of purpose and find greater meaning in all aspects of their lives.

I specialize in working with students who are undeclared, undecided, or just unclear about their major or career path and who might need extra attention reaching their goals. I also advise Family Social Science students. My social work background is a good match for students interested in this major.

In addition to my advising for CEHD, I have worked for the Center for Planning and Exploration (CAPE). At CAPE, my role was that of a CAPE Coach, working one-on-one with students from all over campus who are needing extra help in deciding their major and career. My CAPE experience has equipped me with excellent resources, tools and understanding of the major and career decision-making process.

My passion is in the area of coaching students to enhance their interpersonal skills such as taking responsibility, developing emotional intelligence, fostering interdependent relationships, believing in themselves, focusing on strengths and creating greater self-awareness and purpose in their lives. My values in the advising relationship center on actively listening to students, reflecting back their own innate wisdom and strengths, promoting a balanced lifestyle and making wise, informed choices and decisions. I also enjoy helping students navigate this University in all its complexities and exciting opportunities.

I am mom to Aaron and Lizzie, one a junior software engineer, the other is a physical therapist in a sport and spine rehabilitation clinic. They are by far my greatest teachers.

I look forward to every day and meeting every student.

See you soon!
Carole Anne

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, including disability or other accommodation needs, I invite you to share it with me directly or let the front desk know when you schedule an appointment.

Drop-in Advising

Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Note: At times during the semester these hours do fluctuate. It is always best to call ahead to ensure the drop-in hours are still available.

Drop-in hours will be different for every adviser.

Example of Issues for Drop-in Advising

Professional Development

Select Highlights and Interests

Equity and diversity related development:

Strengths related development:

Coaching mentorship

Leadership related development:


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