The Student-Centered Design team’s Bri Nguyen and Natasha Bennett recently spoke about their work on the “All In: Student Pathways Forward” podcast, hosted by Marc Goldberg. Bri and Natasha discussed the importance of putting student voices at the center of solution design, focusing on students’ wisdom and lived experiences, and basing solutions on their interests and experiences. They also shared examples of how they have integrated student voices into their work with partner colleges. This podcast episode also featured interviews with Dray Aguirre, a student at Central Oregon Community College (COCC), and Jenni Newby and Marcus LeGrand, leaders at COCC, who spoke about how critical it is to listen to students and support them holistically.

Below is a short snippet from the podcast. Listen to the full episode here!

What is the Student-Centered Design team?

Part of our Consulting team, the Student-Centered Design team at SJI partners with colleges and training providers to engage the student voice, tailor systems to underserved student needs, and develop ways to become more student-centered.

Using a collaborative approach, we tap directly into the knowledge and experience of students, staff, and faculty to remove student barriers and identify opportunities to be more responsive to student needs. We then co-design and implement student-centered solutions.