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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:


Advisors Receive Excellence in Academic Advising awards
Posted on 15 June 2015 | 2:15 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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Center for Student Learning Celebrates 40 Years of Service
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 2:28 pm
The Center for Student Learning (CSL) celebrated its 40th year of service to the students at the College of Charleston this past year. CSL started the year off with an open house in September 2014 and ended the year with a tent at the College’s alumni event, A Charleston Affair on Saturday, May 9 and […]
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