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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is:
To oversee, support, and guide the university’s continuous improvement activities, including assessment, accreditation, institutional research, and research and compliance (encompassing Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Grants and Sponsored Projects).

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness promotes disciplined, data-informed decision-making and a robust, ethical research culture in an effort to build knowledge and continuously improve student and business outcomes at Lindenwood.  In pursuit of these goals, the Office will:

  • Oversee the assessment of student learning and overall institutional effectiveness
  • Analyze internal educational data and assist in the interpretation of externally- collected student data
  • Coordinate Lindenwood’s accreditation activities
  • Produce ongoing and ad hoc data reports to fulfill internal and external requests
  • Review existing research and best practices in the field
  • Organize action projects to make evidence-based changes in institutional practices.
  • Lead and manage the institution’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) as well as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Assist in the design of program evaluations and ethical human subjects research
  • Oversee and support the submission of grant and sponsored project applications 

Office Location

Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 101, 102, and 103


Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Chief Assessment Officer
Bethany Alden-Rivers
Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 102
(636) 949-4737

Administrative Assistant
Kaitlyn Maxwell

Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 102
(636) 949-4739

Director of Institutional Research
Peter Weitzel
Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 102
(636) 627-2212

Institutional Research Analyst
Jeff Weinrich
Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 103
(636) 949-4660

Senior Analyst
Casey Whalen

Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 103 

(636) 627-2214

Course Information

Director of Research and Compliance
Mike Leary
Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 101
(636) 949-4730

Director of General Education Assessment
Dr. Robyne Elder
(636) 949-4332

Grant Writer

Cori Ruprecht

Memorial Arts Building (MAB) 102

(636) 627-2211

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301