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)


Jenny K. Harris, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
Office of Institutional Advancement, Vail 332