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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:


College of Charleston Students Attend National Mentoring Symposium
Posted on 10 October 2016 | 1:53 pm
On Saturday October 1, 2016, eight College of Charleston peer facilitators from the Center for Excellence for Peer Education (CEPE) traveled to Indiana University –Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus to participate and present in a National Mentoring Symposium. This one day symposium was designed for students who serve as peer mentors in higher educational institutions.   […]
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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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