Office of Instruction

Welcome to the Office of Instruction

The Mission of the Office of Instruction is to support and promote quality and integrity in all aspects of academic and instructional programs offered at Taft College. Centered on the student as an individual, our Mission includes promoting teaching and learning excellence, as well as meeting the learning needs of our diverse student body.

The Office of Instruction welcomes and appreciates diversity in students, faculty, and staff. An essential component of our vision includes the firm belief that diversity enriches the twin goals of teaching and learning, and contributes to a more meaningful experience for both the students and the institution as a whole. 

The Office of Instruction oversees all credit and non-credit instructional programs offered through Taft College.

It is responsible for:

  • program development
  • enrollment management
  • the academic calendar
  • faculty teaching assignments
  • collaboration and consultation on new and developing academic programs.

In addition, the Office of Instruction provides support and resources for Student Learning Outcomes and accreditation.

The Office strives to offer a positive and dynamic work environment for faculty and works in collaboration with faculty to adhere to the District’s guidelines, providing a well-balanced learning environment for students.

The Vice President of Instruction

Leslie Minor, PhD, Vice President of Instruction, is leading her staff and overseeing all instructional programs at Taft College.

Contact Information

See specific contact information for the Instructional Leadership and Support Services Teams, below.

Instructional Leadership Team

Name Title Location Telephone Email
Dr. Leslie Minor Vice President of Instruction ADMIN 233 661-763-7871
Dr. Devin Daugherty Dean of Instruction and CTE ADMIN 235 661-763-7721
Jaime Lopez  Associate Dean of Instruction    LIBRARY 331  661-763-7845

Instructional Support Services Team

Name Title Telephone Email
Danielle Garza Executive Assistant, Instruction 661-763-7966
Norberto Lopez Instructional Technician-Curriculum 661-763-7981
Jeanene Garcia Instructional Technician-Schedule