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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:


Learning Strategies Instructors Write Textbook
Posted on 4 August 2015 | 8:00 pm
Learning Strategies (EDLS 100) is a not-for-credit required course for those on academic probation that provides students the resources to get back on track academically.  The course focuses on covering techniques and strategies to be a more proficient learner.  When reviewing the objectives for the Learning Strategies course at a meeting in 2014, EDLS instructors […]
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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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