Dear PC Campus Community,
We'd like to share information with you on an upcoming COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall being held by Tulare County Officials. It will be streamed live on the Tulare County HHSA Facebook page this Thursday (1/28) at 6:00 pm. In this town hall, they will provide updates and information regarding the COVID vaccine and vaccination efforts in Tulare County.
WHAT: Tulare County COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall
WHERE: Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/TulareCountyHHSA/
WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2021
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
Community members are invited to submit questions for the town hall and can submit questions at: https://covid19.tularecounty.ca.gov/cv19vth-qform/Please submit your questions by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27.
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
After much discussion on both the Porterville College Campus and at the Kern Community College District, Porterville College will continue to operate remotely with a Hybrid Education Model during the Spring 2021 Semester.
Much like our Fall 2020 course model, the Majority of Classes in the Spring Semester will be held online or in alternative remote formats. Only a limited number of instructional courses, support services, and essential functions will be provided in-person with strict social distancing protocols in place.
Although this decision is not a surprise, it is still disappointing. As I have stated many times over the course of the last six months, I miss you all very much. I miss having conversations every day with students and staff during walks around campus. I miss meeting and getting to know students as they take their breaks between classes or play Dungeons & Dragons in the Cafeteria. I miss attending student life events like Basketball and Volleyball Games, Student Club Celebrations, and Pizza with the President to share with you all as a PC Community.
I cannot wait until we are back on campus together, but my priority remains YOUR SAFETY. The risks associated with a return to campus are currently just too high. I am very proud of our students' spirit as they adapt to the virtual environment, and I am grateful for the continued efforts by faculty and staff of providing the best academic experience during this pandemic.
We will continue to consult with local, state, and federal agencies and monitor conditions for a return to campus in the future. I am optimistic that with the progress of potential vaccines and treatments, we will be able to return to in-person campus operations in Fall 2021. We will share information and planning details as they become available.
Don’t let your guard down. Use face coverings and maintain social distancing to keep you and your family safe and to help us get closer to our goal of returning to campus. Let's make this semester count!
Dr. Claudia Habib, President
The event will remain every Thursday, although the time will be one hour earlier, from 10:00 – 11:00 to compensate for the heat that we will be experiencing over the summer months. Please share as we would like to make sure we communicate the change and eliminate any confusion. This message has been sent through Navigate to our students.
Dear Porterville College Student,
With schools and many businesses closed, many of you who have not needed the Pirate Pantry services will need assistance more than ever. Porterville College continues to work with Community Food Bank to create a network of support for our students in emergency. Porterville College will be providing no-contact, drive-thru Mobile Pirate Pantry for Porterville College Students. One bag of Groceries will be given to each student. Students must present a current Porterville College Student ID Card or canvas login showing courses with matching picture ID to receive a bag of groceries. Please have the verification items ready when you pull up to receive your bag of groceries. The Drive Thru will be available every Thursday at 10am to 11pm and will be first come first served, beginning April 2, 2020. The drive-thru will take place in the parking lot located in front of the AC building. There will be clear signage upon entry and we ask that all participants practice social distancing. There will be marked locations that you should adhere to, while you wait your turn. We are facing unknown and unpredictable needs in the coming months and your college is working to assist in meeting those needs.
Click to view the academic calendar for 2020-2021:
Each department has created a special video message for their recipient. Click the videos below to view.
The Fine Arts Department has found a way to keep a long held PC tradition alive with the 2020 “Virtual” Student Exhibition. Click the video below to begin exploring the latest works of art created by Porterville College.
CVC-OEI "Keep Teaching" Video Playlist
CVC-OEI Emergency Preparedness Resources
CVC-OEI Events Calendar
Higher Ed Resources to Transitioning Online
Online Exams and Academic Integrity
YuJa Training (1 hour video)
Moving Science Labs Online
How to Quickly and Safely Move Lab Course Online
Simulations and Virtual Labs
Online Resources for Organic Chemistry
PHET Interactive Simulations
Geosciences Online Lab Resources
Potential Music OER
NinJam for Synchronous Online Music Sessions
DRC Q&A for Faculty
Self-Paced, Canvas Accessibility, offered by @ONE
Self-Paced, Word Accessibility, offered by @ONE
Self-Paced, PowerPoint Accessibility, offered by @ONE
How to Edit ConferZoom Captions
The following links will aid you in becoming familiar with Canvas:
Remote Ready Template: this is a Canvas template for face-to-face classes transitioning to online. (You do NOT have to use this template. It is offered as a courtesy.)
Other helpful videos: