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Apr 1

Updated Policies and Procedures

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lindenwood University faculty and staff are working from home and all on-campus offices are closed to the public and university employees. Lindenwood personnel and offices are available for business by telephone and email to provide continuity in university operations and student support services. Please visit for more information.

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 to the Chief Assessment Officer
    Kaitlyn Maxwell
    (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) 102
    (636) 949-4660
  • Research and Evaluation Associate
  • 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
Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301