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 a 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.
Click the button below to visit the online store for Class of 2020 cap and gown keepsakes--available for the same price as you would pay if you were purchasing them in-person at the campus store:
Porterville College President, Dr. Claudia Habib, shares some important updates about COVID-19 (4/20/20). To select different sections of the video, click the topics below. Click the YouTube image to watch the full video:
Click the following video to watch the full-length update from Dr. Habib:
Click the video below to view a presentation about the current COVID-19 crisis:
Date: March 17, 2020
To: PC Faculty and Staff
Re: PC Response Update
Porterville College is NOT implementing a campus closure, however, we will transition our operation into a Virtual modality effective immediately, with limited on-campus presence to support essential functions only.
Faculty and staff will report on Monday March 23 for training and support in moving all face-to-face classes to online or other alternative format beginning Monday March 30. Spring break will be extended for one week and on-line classes will resume on, March 30.
These are general decisions that I would like you to know:
These are truly unprecedented times we are living in, and we will rise to the occasion. We will strive to continue our communications as they evolve and details emerge. Again, I appeal to your patience as we complete this transition. Let’s not panic, but let’s be prepare. My great appreciation to my cabinet and admin team along with our faculty and staff leaders who have spent countless hours ensuring that our actions support student success.
One last thing: We will all experience and react to this crisis and to this monumental change in different ways. Let’s remember that we are a family. As a family we will face this crisis with care and compassion towards each other. I encourage you to check on one and other’s well-being so we can minimize feelings of isolation.
Every day when I wake up in the morning, I am excited about the work ahead and eager to come to campus. My heart is full of excitement when I walk the grounds. I look forward to greeting the staff with a cheerful “Good morning, buenos dias!!!" My heart swells when I walk the quad and interact with students, or cross paths with faculty on their way to class. I am re-energized with every interaction, greeting and hug from my PC family. The thought of not having these interactions makes my heart sink and my eyes a bit misty. But I take a deep breath and regain my composure because I know that this shall pass, and hopefully soon we will be back to normal. Albeit a new normal, but one that will continue to foster the camaraderie, solidarity and love we are so proud to share with our PC family.
Dr. Claudia Habib
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: