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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:


Computer Science Tutoring Lab now available
Posted on 8 September 2016 | 11:27 am
We are pleased to announce the opening of the walk in CSCI Tutoring Lab this fall, a partnership of the Center for Student Learning (CSL) and the Computer Science (CSCI) department.    We will offer 25 hours of tutoring each week in the CSL Computer Science Tutoring  Lab, staffed by majors in CIS, CITA, CS, and […]
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Urban Garden Offers Beauty, Bounty, and Learning
Posted on 16 August 2016 | 9:10 am
The Urban Garden in the Lightsey Courtyard represents the Academic Advising and Planning Center’s philosophy of working holistically with students to help them discover their passions, talents, and goals as they create their path to graduation and lifelong learning.  The garden was commissioned by Diane Bowers, Associate Director of the AAPC in spring of 2016, […]
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