Committee On Online Learning (COOL)


The Committee On Online Learning (COOL) supports all of our College (faculty, staff, administration, and students) as we develop and deploy hybrid and fully online courses. We encourage and assist in the creation of new online courses, helping to ensure they can incorporate proven pedagogical techniques for student success, and that they can be delivered with the highest quality possible. And with that process, we help to reinforce how hybrid and online courses are equivalent in rigor, expectations, and student participation to their on-campus counterparts. We share our expertise in online delivery modes with all faculty, in a collaborative review process that includes demonstrations by colleagues new to the world of online teaching and learning. We evaluate, share, and advocate for new technologies that help our students learn.

A primary focus of the COOL is to meet Title 5 Section 55206 regulations, which require separate course review for distance education delivery courses. The regulations state that If any portion of the instruction in a proposed or existing course or course section is designed to be provided through distance education in lieu of face-to-face interaction between instructor and student, the course shall be separately reviewed and approved according to the district’s adopted course approval procedures.


  • Christina Davis, Instructional Technology Coordinator & Communication Studies Faculty
  • Lisa Ulibarri, English Faculty



  • Najla Abrao, Interim Dean of Science & Mathematics

Classified Senate

  • Wendy Poling, Instructional Technology Specialist & English Faculty

Student Senate

  • Praneel Chandra
  • Stephanie Cornelio

Applied Technology & Business

  • Kurt Shadbolt, Automotive Technology Faculty
  • Melissa Patterson, Business Faculty

Arts, Media & Communication

  • Adrian Huang, Architecture and Interior Design Faculty
  • Ryan Scherbart, Philosophy Faculty


  • Open

Faculty Union

  • Open

Health, Kinesiology & Athletics

  • Jeanine Grillo, Nutrition & Health Faculty

Language Arts

  • Caren Parrish, French Faculty
  • Cristina Moon, Spanish Faculty
  • Michael Langdon, English Faculty
  • TJ Puckett, English Faculty - on leave SP24

Library, Academic Pathways and Student Success

  • Eugenia Chan, User Experience and Technology Librarian

Science & Math

  • Gargi Kulkarni, Biology Faculty

Social Sciences

  • Christina Mendoza, Sociology Faculty
  • Ana A. Gutierrez, Early Childhood Development Faculty
  • Rani Nijjar, Psychology Faculty

Special Programs and Services

  • Dennis Cambara, DSPS Counselor & Counseling Faculty



Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each instructional month, 12-1pm. All meetings of the COOL are currently online via Zoom