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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:


Peer Facilitators Present at National Convention
Posted on 17 April 2018 | 10:11 am
Two College of Charleston students presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Convention in Houston, Texas March 11-March 14, 2018. This year’s ACPA Convention theme was educating and role modeling the value of social justice and decolonization. Participants were encouraged to recognize different issues impacting higher education relating to social justice and decolonization, and […]
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Academic Advising and Planning Center publishes first newsletter
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 9:29 am
The Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) is excited to launch the first edition of their AAPC newsletter.  Inside you will find information about their newest staff members, Peer Advisors, the fall Majors & Minors Fair, as well as details about NACADA’s upcoming regional advising conference being held here in Charleston, and other important initiatives. […]
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