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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:


Orientation Community Service Project 2015
Posted on 10 September 2015 | 12:58 pm
For the summer 2015, students and families attending orientation sessions were invited to participate in a Community Service project, a school supply drive.  A goal of collecting 10,000 items was set.  At each orientation session, school supplies from students and families were collected to help the teachers in our communities. Bins were set up at […]
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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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