eLumen Announces New Vice President of Strategy and Research

Minneapolis, December 14, 2018 – eLumen is proud to announce that Dr. Karen Rothstein will be joining the executive team as the Vice President of Strategy and Research. With a career in education that spans more than 20 years, Karen believes in the power of education to transform the lives of individuals. Her professional background includes educational administrator, research analyst, college professor, and high school English teacher. Most recently, Karen was the Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Moorpark College and served as the President of the Board of Directors for the RP Group, the professional organization for Researchers and Planners in the California community college system. She received her PhD and MA from UCLA in Education: Human Development & Psychology and her BA from SUNY Geneseo in English.

Karen is deeply passionate about student equity and the urgency of shifting the paradigm from “college-ready students” to “student-ready colleges.” Her extensive experience in team leadership, strategic planning, and developing programs and services across educational segments positions her well as a collaborator with eLumen partner schools in ensuring feature sets align with practical application. With a “yes and” attitude and a high-touch approach, she strives to understand what outcomes institutions are trying to achieve and how to build the program that gets them there. Additionally, in her role as Vice President of Strategy and Research at eLumen, Karen will track and define education trends around curriculum, assessment, co-remediation, competency-based education, and guided pathways, and develop and deepen relationships with regional, national, and global education associations.

Contra Costa Community College District Selects eLumen

ContraCosta_no_marginseLumen, the leading provider of software and services built to power student learning and success, announced today that the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) has selected eLumen to provide an integrated solution to help the District with accreditation, curriculum and catalog, program review and planning, and student learning outcomes. eLumen was CCCCD’s choice thanks to its seamless integration, consistent interface, and easy data interchange and exchange, allowing the District to address emerging needs for Guided Pathways and Chancellor Oakley’s Vision for Success while eliminating inefficiencies resulting from non-integrated systems.

Dr. Fred Wood, Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor,  explained why eLumen was their choice for student and institutional success by stating, “As a complex organization of three colleges with similar and yet unique needs, we wanted a partner that would help us with the challenges from such initiatives as AB705, Guided Pathways, shifting funding formulas, etc.”

We were seeking a single solution to encompass all of our needs from Program Review, Student Learning Outcomes and the Course/Scheduling approval processes. eLumen stood out as the only provider that could address all of these needs in a single platform. — Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, Executive Vice Chancellor

CCCCD’s colleges, Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College, had been laboring through manual processes and disparate systems to manage college and district level curriculum and student learning outcomes assessment management, strategic program planning and review and reporting processes. The colleges and district look forward to integrated workflow processes within eLumen’s platform, saving time and resources so that more focus can be spent on making informed decisions on program improvements and student progress.

“We were seeking a single solution to encompass all of our needs from Program Review, Student Learning Outcomes and the Course/Scheduling approval processes. eLumen stood out as the only provider that could address all of these needs in a single platform,” says Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, Executive Vice Chancellor, Education and Technology at CCCCD.

About Contra Costa Community College District

The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is one of the largest multi-college community college districts in California. The CCCCD serves a population of 1,019,640 people, and its boundaries encompass all but 48 of the 734-square-mile land area of Contra Costa County. The District is home to Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, as well as educational centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District headquarters is located in downtown Martinez. For more information visit http://www.4cd.edu/default.aspx

About eLumen

eLumen is a globally recognized innovative curriculum and assessment management platform that supports integrated workflow across multiple academic processes. Whether workforce alignment, accreditation demands, or curriculum redesign, you need to start the design of your courses and programs with competencies and learning outcomes in mind. eLumen lets you build your curriculum around your learning outcomes and integrate them seamlessly with outcomes assessment and program review, letting you “close the loop” like no other partner can. Our configurable course and program design workflows let you manage every type of curriculum, while also designing Guided Pathways, Transfer Programs, and other important curriculum management functions.

Additionally eLumen’s catalog module works in tandem with curriculum management to provide seamless updates to approved courses and requirements for online catalog posting via a robust curriculum map tool, eliminating the manual work of catalog updates—and opening the possibility of ed plan and advising integration. Our Catalog feature integrates with labor market data so students can make informed decisions on course selection; additional student engagement resources include badging, portfolios, and extended transcripts. For more information visit www.elumenconnect.com