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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 Advisors join the Academic Advising and Planning Center Team
Posted on 6 September 2017 | 2:24 pm
Peer Advisors are students who have been selected and trained to offer academic advising services to their peers through fact-based advising.  They serve as a knowledgeable academic resource throughout the summer and/or academic year to enhance student access to academic support services, teach students about academic support technology, and encourage informed decision making for students. […]
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CofC’s First Year Experience Ranked in the Top Ten Nationally
Posted on 1 June 2017 | 10:46 am
The U.S. News & World Report, which ranks colleges and universities, recently named the College of Charleston’s First Year Experience program as the number 10 such program in the country. Read the College Today article HERE.
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