Faculty office hours
Porterville College is noted for the close academic relationship between faculty and students. The educational benefit of the student being able to know and talk personally with his or her instructor is an invaluable part of the instruction offered at Porterville College. During the fall and spring semester each member of the full-time faculty schedules office hours each week for this purpose. This schedule is posted outside the instructor's office. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, the benefits of which include:
- Assistance in understanding and achieving specific course requirements,
- Development of concepts and understanding beyond the course expectancies,
- Insights into career opportunities within the instructor's area of expertise,
- Direction in meeting requirements in a transfer major, specifically if that major is within the instructor's area of expertise.