Our Research

We conduct and disseminate research on the factors that influence rural, first-generation modest-income (FGMI) students’ educational and occupational trajectories. Current projects include:

  • First Year Experience Survey (in collaboration with Project Compass)
  • Longitudinal Panel Survey of Lyndon Undergraduate Students (in collaboration with Project Compass)
  • Qualitative Exit Interviews with former Lyndon students (in collaboration with Project Compass)
  • Five-year longitudinal panel study of 5th–12th grade students in the NEK, focused on their hopes, plans, and aspirations after high school
  • Telephone survey with parents in the NEK, focused on their children’s and their own aspirations regarding postsecondary education (begun Spring 2011)


Lindsay J. Carpenter, Community Outreach Coordinator
802 626-6638