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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:


Cougar Countdown December 2018
Posted on 28 November 2018 | 8:34 am
Cougar Countdown begins Tuesday, 12/4 with its traditional kick-off events–Ask a Prof! and Cougar Cookout—and also the Charleston Bridge program- sponsored brunch on the Green to support the Bridge students on their first day of exams. The famous Moonlight Breakfast will also be held that night at 10 pm in Liberty Fresh Foods (this is […]
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The Academic Advising and Planning Center presents “Advise Me”
Posted on 30 October 2018 | 9:42 am
How it works: “Advise Me” is a mobile texting platform that allows students to ask advising questions by texting in to the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC). They will receive fact-based answers from the AAPC Peer Advisors. Students can text “adviseme” to 85511 with advising questions. Students are able to text in their questions […]
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