What is Title V?

Title V is part of the Higher Education Act administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low income students. This five year grant will enable Cabrillo College to expand and enhance academic offerings, program quality, and technology-driven student support services.

As Activity Coordinator for Cabrillo's 5-year Title V grant, I will be managing the implementation of a student portal, design and develop active/collaborative learning spaces (classrooms and mentor labs), and work with faculty to convert high demand transfer-level courses to hybrid/active learning delivery. It is a great opportunity to act as a full-time designer/trainer in distance pedagogy, collaborate with IT on distance technology upgrades to serve students, and provide mentor-based faculty professional development.

Title V logo, Closing the Completion Gap


New Opportunities for Faculty and Students

The Title V Project addresses the need to increase the number and proportion of high-need students who complete college on time. The project design has two foci: (1) provide individualized, technology-powered student support so that high-need students stay on an Associate Degree for Transfer track, and (2) design transfer courses as active/collaborative/technology-enabled, and as hybrid (partially taught online) to reduce seat time and promote academic success and timely completion.


Title V website
Main Title V Website


Title V Faculty Site
Faculty Development Site


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About Me

Francine Van Meter


MA in Education, Instructional Technology, San Jose State University
BA in Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
AS in Dental Hygiene, Cabrillo College


2016 – present
Title V Activity Coordinator, and Flex Coordinator

  • Cabrillo representative to the Online Education Initiative Consortium, and OEI Equity Work Group
  • DETCHE (Directors of Educational Technology in California Higher Education)
  • Member, CCCDECO (California Community Colleges Distance Education Coordinators Organization)
  • Member, 4CSD, (California Community Colleges Council for Staff Development)
Recent Professional Development


2006 to 2016, and 1997–2005
Director, Teaching & Learning Center, Cabrillo College
Distance Education, Technology Training and Support, Staff Development, Digital Media Instructor, Program Chair (2011 to present)

  • design and implementation of myPETL (professional engagement and transformational learning software)
  • implementation of the Canvas learning management system
  • representative as pilot college Online Education Initiative

Program Chair, Digital Media, Cabrillo College

  • coordinated the Digital Media program
  • taught introduction to web design and graphic design online

Online instructor with @ONE, a technology training project funded by the California Community College Chancellor's Office

Director of Enrollment Services
Coordination of the Enrollment Services Center project.

Dental Hygiene Instructor, First Year Clinic Coordinator