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Office for the Academic Experience

Mission Statement

The Office for the Academic Experience provides students with educationally purposeful opportunities that lead to deep learning, integrated social and intellectual development, and engagement with local and global communities.


  1. To promote student engagement in transformative learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
  2. To assure student success in ways that challenge all students to overcome obstacles in order to do their best work.

Departments that report directly to the Associate Vice President for the Academic Experience, Lynne E. Ford, include:


iCharleston: First Semester Freshman Study Aboard
Posted on 21 July 2015 | 3:41 pm
iCharleston (iCHS) is an international bridge program that provides students the opportunity to go abroad to either London, Dublin or Kelowna BC in Canada for their first semester in college. During the semester, participants grow as individuals and develop an affinity to the College of Charleston while living and studying abroad.  Participants in the program […]
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Advisors Receive Excellence in Academic Advising awards
Posted on 15 June 2015 | 6:15 pm
The Academic Advising and Planning Center announces three College of Charleston awards winners for Excellence in Academic Advising: Shannon Farrelly, Excellence in Advising- New Advisor for SC; Tom Buchheit, Excellence in Advising- Primary Role for SC; and Dr. Dee Dee Joyce, Excellence in Advising- Faculty Role for SC. All three of these individuals have demonstrated […]
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