Oct 01, 2023  
2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Resources

Academic Advising

Carroll University’s academic advisors provide support and resources to help students make the most of their Carroll education. Academic advisors empower and encourage students to explore and develop their educational and personal goals through comprehensive and collaborative academic advising that will enhance their understanding of their education. Advisors assist students with curricular questions, changes, and additions; as well as professional/career development.  Each Carroll University graduate student is assigned an academic advisor who is a faculty member in the student’s graduate program. Students can reach their assigned academic advisor via the faculty member’s Carroll University email. 

Career Services

Name Title Email Phone
Torrie Boduch Director of Career Services tboduch@carrollu.edu 262.524.7625
Lydia Guell Assistant Director of Career Services lguell@carrollu.edu 262.524.7624

Career Services offers personalized resume and cover letter assistance, help exploring majors, career assessments, career exploration, career focused workshops, interviewing strategies, graduate school preparation, and help searching for a job/internship for all Carroll students and alumni.

Online services include:

  • Students and alumni have access to Handshake, a career platform with a robust job and internship database.
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • WorkForce Fair: Jobs, Internships, & Graduate Schools

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons (LC) is an open study space in the lower level of the Carroll library, and the home of Academic Resources and Student Success. Make the space your own by moving the furniture and writing on the whiteboard walls. Laptops, whiteboards markers, and other study materials are available for checkout at the LC Info Desk. Looking for academic support? A great place to start for academic support information, schedules, forms and links is LCOnline (carrollu.accudemia.net). 

All services are free, confidential and voluntary. Please contact lcommons@carrollu.edu with any questions regarding academic support.

Academic Strategy Workshops

The Academic Strategy Coordinator is available to meet with graduate students to discuss academic strategies to improve learning and success. Strategies may include but are not limited to: acclimation to the graduate environment and curricular expectations, goal setting, academic skills, time management techniques, note taking strategies, content reading strategies, learning or study strategies, and organizational skills. 

Reading Writing Skills Lab

Professor Dolores Greenawalt is available to help students improve writing skills during fall and spring semesters. Email Professor Greenawalt at dgreenaw@carrollu.edu for more information. 

Writing Assistance

Undergraduate peer writing assistants hold regular hours in the Learning Commons and support Carroll students during any stage of the writing process. Students are welcome to visit with a writing assistant to focus on brainstorming, developing, and organizing ideas, and revising final drafts.

Todd Wehr Memorial Library

Judith Carter Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian
Alex Gruentzel Teaching & Learning Librarian
Joe Hardenbrook Director of Library Services
Susan Riehl Archivist, Public & Technical Services Librarian
Loren Mintz Life & Health Sciences Librarian

The Todd Wehr Memorial Library offers a bundle of integrated services aimed at student academic success. These services range from our collection of books and e-books tailored to the Carroll curriculum and online databases that allow Carroll’s students to access thousands of journals from anywhere with an Internet connection, to the Information Commons where students can collaborate and get personalized research assistance from librarians for every course at Carroll. The electronic collection of over 100 databases, 70,000+ electronic journals, and 163,000 electronic books are available 24/7 to Carroll students.  The library is open over 100 hours per week during the semester.  Our online chat box provides expert online research assistance from our library staff during those hours so students can receive support online or in person.

The Library’s instruction program teaches subject-specific research methods, including how to evaluate web sites and other information resources. Library instruction begins in the Cultural Seminar (CCS) program and continues as students work on assignments that require them to deal with a world of rapidly proliferating information and delivery systems. Librarians also assist students with course assignments and provide research assistance in the Information Commons or by appointments with their liaison. The Library’s liaison program pairs librarians with faculty in specific subject areas for the purposes of acquiring the best resources for Carroll students, keeping the collections current, and teaching research skills specific to that subject. Liaison librarians also provide students with specialized assistance for in-depth research projects.

The Library provides a comfortable environment with collaborative technology and study spaces to accommodate a variety of study styles: quiet spaces, individual carrels, large tables, group rooms, hard chairs, soft chairs and a coffee shop.


The mission of the Library is to serve students by providing access to information, by maintaining an environment that promotes a culture of academic excellence, and by offering instruction that fosters scholarship, integrity, independent intellectual growth, and the sophisticated information skills necessary for lifelong learning.

Curriculum Materials Center (CMC)

The CMC is located on the library’s main level - just beyond the Information Commons. The purpose of the CMC is to support the curriculum material needs of students preparing for careers in K-12 education. For questions on CMC materials or policies, please ask at the Information Commons desk or view our CMC guide.

University Archives

The University Archives contains official records and publications of the institution, private papers, student and faculty publications, academic and curricula works, photographs, books, audio and video recordings and Carroll memorabilia that record and illustrate the history and life of the university. These materials provide historical information about the Trustees, the faculty, staff and student body over time. Items that are highly accessed, such as the student yearbooks and the Theatre Collection, campus artwork, and graduate theses have been digitized and are available online through the digital collections link on the Web site. New items are continually added to the digital collections site.

Special Collections

The Library’s holdings include some unique, rare, out of print, and historic books which are all grouped as part of Special Collections. The materials in Special Collections include: Welsh Collection, Barclay Collection, Mother Goose Collection, Rufus and Charles King Collection, and Rare Books Collection. The subjects cover religious works, historical works on Scotland and Wales, classic literature, theatre, children’s literature, and artistic works that date back as far as 1604. All materials are accessible to the Carroll Community and may be used in the Library. For assistance please contact archivist, Susan Riehl.

Please click here to see the Library’s home page on the university’s web site for more information regarding the Library’s services and policies.

Student Success

Name Title Email Phone
Jeff McNamara (he/him) Senior Director of Student Success jmcnamar@carrollu.edu Office:262.524.7360 / Text:262.891.1300
Sam O’Sullivan (she/her) Assistant Director of Student Success sosulliv@carrollu.edu Office:262.524.7442 / Text:262.421.4229

Carroll University’s Office of Student Success helps students stay on the right track, thrive during their time at Carroll and succeed at their academic and personal goals. Situated in the lower level of the library, they work with students facing a wide variety of challenges that may be obstacles to their success at Carroll. Whether it’s working one-to-one with the professionals in their office, or identifying other resources as appropriate, all students can benefit from the services and personal attention they provide.

Ways they help:

  • Meet to discuss any issues or challenges a student may be facing
  • Work together to assess the situation and how it’s impacting success
  • Map out a plan
  • Refer to other offices on campus as needed
  • Follow up throughout the semester to track progress

Public Safety

Our mission is to assist the Carroll community in creating a safe and secure environment for learning, living, and working. The Department of Public Safety maintains staffing 24 hours a day including personnel in the dispatch office, Public Safety Officers, and off duty Waukesha County Sheriff Deputies. Public Safety both produces and co-sponsors various events during the year to help enhance the knowledge of the community related to personal safety both on campus and off.

Carroll University provides an annual security report that includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Carroll University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and other drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also includes fire safety policies and statistics, emergency notification procedures, and protocols for missing persons. Click here for a copy of the annual security report.

You can obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting the Public Safety Center located at 208 Wright Street, which is a half block east of Campus Center or by calling 262.524.7300.

Student Insurance

Carroll University is committed to promoting health and security to help protect students’ academic success. With this in mind, the University sponsors a number of insurance programs, including student health insurance, renters insurance, and property and auto insurance for University owned or leased vehicles and property. Current information about University sponsored insurance can be found in the Student Handbook.

Many HMOs do not provide coverage outside of a particular area, so students and their parents should review their coverage carefully before waiving the University’s plan.

Student-Athletes: The University carries an insurance policy that provides secondary coverage for the student athlete who may be injured during practice for, or while participating in, an intercollegiate athletic event. The student athlete is responsible for any deductible.

Vehicles: The University carries insurance on all of its vehicles. Any student receiving permission to drive a university vehicle must be approved by the University’s insurance company before he or she drives any of its vehicles.

Property: Carroll University’s property insurance policy covers damage to, or theft of, University owned property only. The University’s policy does not cover personal property belonging to students.

Liability: Certain students are required to carry professional liability insurance when enrolled in clinical courses. These students include, but are not limited to, students enrolled in physical therapy, nursing and other health science programs.