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About the Lab

Improving the student experience starts with active listening.

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The Lab provides space where partners can test their mock-ups, prototypes, existing tools, campaigns, or initiatives with students. 

By regularly seeking student feedback, the Lab helps:

  • The California Community Colleges better understand and design for student context, motivations, and pain points
  • Students focus on what’s really important: learning and reaching their end goals

Launched in 2019 through seed funding from College Futures Foundation, the Student Centered Design Lab is housed and operated by the Foundation for California Community Colleges in downtown Sacramento.

Lab Governance
The Lab is overseen by a Guidance Group comprised of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office executive team members. The Guidance Group meets quarterly to ensure the Lab stays closely connected to the system’s priorities.

A group of senior advisors including equity-focused advocates, community college staff and faculty, and industry leaders also advises the Lab team. To learn more about becoming an advisor, please contact the Lab team.