New Position

Beginning January 2016, I will be the Activity Coordinator for Cabrillo's 5-year Title V grant. The grant has a heavy technology focus, including a student portal, new faculty design studio, and faculty professional development. 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.

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.

Who will be in the TLC?

Aloha Sargent and Audrey Blumeneau will be co-coordinating the activities of the Teaching and Learning Center. Denise Russo will be coordinating the Flex Calendar program.

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


Title V Activity Coordinator
Cabrillo representative to the Online Education Initiative

2006 to present, 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

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.