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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:


2016 Excellence in Advising Awards
Posted on 29 April 2016 | 2:54 pm
The Academic Advising and Planning Center announces three College of Charleston award winners for Excellence in Academic Advising: Abe Saunders, Outstanding New Advisor Award; Silvia Youssef Hanna, Outstanding Academic Advisor; and Dr. John Creed, Excellence in Advising- Faculty Role for SC. All three of these individuals have demonstrated excellence in advising practices, a commitment to […]
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College of Charleston Students Attend Student Leadership Diversity Conference
Posted on 10 March 2016 | 1:55 pm
On Saturday February 6, 2016 several members of the College of Charleston’s ROAR Scholars Program, SCOPE – Students, Office of Institutional Diversity (Diversity Advocates) and Peer Facilitators from the Center for Excellence in Peer Education (CEPE) attended the annual Student Leadership Diversity Conference hosted at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Three […]
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