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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,  MAB 102,, (636) 949-4737
  • Administrative Assistant to the Chief Assessment Officer – Vacant
  • Director of Institutional Research – Peter Weitzel, MAB 102,, (636) 627-2212
  • Institutional Research Analyst – Jeff Weinrich, MAB 102,, (636) 949-4660
  • Research and Evaluation Associate – Vacant
  • Director of Research and Compliance – Mike Leary, MAB 101,, (636) 949-4730
  • Director of General Education Assessment – Jessica Randolph,, (636) 949-4786




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