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Academic Affairs and Office of Instruction

Our goal is to ensure the best possible learning experience for our students at CMC with the highest standards in teaching, learning and service. Whether your goal is for college transfer, occupational preparation, or courses for lifelong learning – Academic Affairs is here to help make it happen for you. Our comprehensive curriculum and innovative curricula will help prepare you to achieve your educational, employment, and lifelong learning goals.

The Office of Academic Affairs sets educational and instructional goals, policies and practices. Other responsibilities of this office include program, schedule and catalog development, community education, as well as overseeing the copy center. The Vice President for Academic & Student Success is the primary contact for the State Chancellor’s Office on matters concerning Copper Mountain College’s instructional issues.

The Dean of Instruction works under the direction of the Vice President for Academic and Student Success. The Dean of Instruction serves as a member of the management staff to develop District policies and procedures related to educational programs and services; oversees the implementation of policies, procedures, faculty and staff selection and evaluation; provides leadership in the improvement of teaching and learning; encourages faculty and staff development, and the successful participation in shared governance and a collaborative decision process.

Contact Us

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Office
academicaffairs@cmccd.edu
760-366-3791 Ext. 4244

Jacob Kaveri
Chief Instructional Officer, Interim
760-366-3791 ext. 5279
jkevari@cmccd.edu 

Lisa Hinton
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic & Student Success
760-366-3791 Ext. 5404
lhinton@cmccd.edu

Office of Instruction

Melynie Schiel
Dean of Instruction, Interim
760-366-5246
mschiel@cmccd.edu

Pat Grubb
Administrative Assistant
760-366-3791 Ext. 5402
pgrubb@cmccd.edu

Christina Eastin
Educational Support Specialist
760-366-3791 ext. 5411
ceastin@cmccd.edu

Lisa Larson
Academic Catalog and Online Support Specialist
760-366-3791 Ext. 5401
llarson@cmccd.edu
Distance Education
Online Help line:  760-366-3791 Ext. 5911
Online Help email:  onlinehelp@cmccd.edu

Gina Bost
Office Services Specialist/Copy Center
760-366-3791 Ext. 5403
gbost@cmccd.edu
copycenter@cmccd.edu

Office Location

Academic Affairs is located in the 100 Quad (Phase I) of the Joshua Tree campus.

Office of Instruction is located in the 200 Quad (Phase II) of the Joshua Tree campus.

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.