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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:


Berry Residence Hall Programming engages with Charleston Community
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:40 am
In August 2014, Berry Residence Hall welcomed around 635 students in its first year as a co-ed Living-Learning Community.   Living and Learning Communities bridge in-class student learning opportunities and out-of-class residential environments to heighten that heighten student intellectual and personal growth.  These communities foster faculty and student interaction in a purposeful manner through events such […]
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REACH presents at the State of the Art Conference
Posted on 5 December 2014 | 9:22 am
In November, Juniors Emeline Wolff and Mary Lucas and senior Matthew Raczka represented the College of Charleston REACH Program at the 2014 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.Wolff and Lucas presented alongside Edie Cusack, REACH Director, and Lisa Christian, REACH Support Coordinator for the Senior Cohort. The presentation, A […]
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