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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
49.0%51
Yes, I am a Student member
32.7%34
No
18.3%19

2. In which Section do you live?
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Percent
Response
Count
Northeastern
6.8%7
North-Central
82.5%85
Southeastern
7.8%8
South-Central
1.0%1
Rocky Mountain 0.0%0
Cordilleran
1.0%1
International 0.0%0
Don't know
1.0%1

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
7.7%8
Frequently
27.9%29
Occasionally
31.7%33
This was my first time
32.7%34

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4. Why did you choose to attend a GSA section meeting for the first time this year?
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5. How often do you attend the GSA annual meeting?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
16.3%16
Frequently
17.3%17
Occasionally
33.7%33
Never
32.7%32

6. Which of the following section meeting promotions do you remember seeing or hearing? (Check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
E-mail from the Section
61.0%61
Advertising in GSA Today
45.0%45
Notice in GSA Connection
23.0%23
Information on the GSA Website
57.0%57
Direct mail (US postal service)
18.0%18
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
8.0%8
Invitation from a colleague
36.0%36
Other, Please Specify
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6.0%6

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
41.6%42
Somewhat satisfied
40.6%41
Somewhat dissatisfied
15.8%16
Very dissatisfied 0.0%0
Don't know
2.0%2

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8. Were you excited by/interested in the advertised technical sessions?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
37.4%37
Yes, somewhat
41.4%41
Not very much
19.2%19
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
2.0%2

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
43.9%43
Yes, somewhat
40.8%40
Not very much
12.2%12
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
3.1%3

10. Did the sessions serve to better familiarize you with the geology and activity of geologists within your section?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
53.1%52
Yes, somewhat
34.7%34
Not very much
9.2%9
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
3.1%3

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
3.1%3
Frequently
9.2%9
Occasionally
50.0%49
Never
37.8%37

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
3.2%3
Frequently
11.6%11
Occasionally
37.9%36
Never
47.4%45

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
24.7%23
Post-meeting
6.5%6
Both
26.9%25
Neither
6.5%6
Don't know
35.5%33

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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Percent
Response
Count
One day
86.2%75
Overnight
13.8%12

15. If you attended a field trip, how would you rate the experience overall?
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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
21.3%16
Good
6.7%5
Fair
1.3%1
Poor 0.0%0
Don't know 0.0%0
N/A
70.7%53

16. Did cost prohibit you from attending a field trip you would have liked to go on?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
18.6%16
No
67.4%58
Don't know
14.0%12

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17. PLEASE RATE YOUR SATISFACTION WITH THE MEETING LOGISTICS & CUSTOMER CARE:
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 Very satisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedVery dissatisfiedN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Meeting rooms38.8% (38)37.8% (37)16.3% (16)5.1% (5)2.0% (2)1.8898
Common areas44.3% (43)45.4% (44)6.2% (6)3.1% (3)1.0% (1)1.6897
Poster hall39.8% (39)39.8% (39)14.3% (14)6.1% (6)0.0% (0)1.8798
Food and beverage services29.6% (29)27.6% (27)27.6% (27)6.1% (6)9.2% (9)2.1198
Registration process80.4% (78)12.4% (12)4.1% (4)3.1% (3)0.0% (0)1.3097
STUDENTS: if you attended one of the Mann or Shlemon Mentor luncheons, please rate how informative/useful you found the experience7.8% (5)10.9% (7)1.6% (1)0.0% (0)79.7% (51)1.6964
Abstract submittal process59.1% (55)14.0% (13)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)24.7% (23)1.2693
Abstracts with Program book45.2% (42)12.9% (12)5.4% (5)1.1% (1)35.5% (33)1.4293
Friendliness and service of GSA staff87.4% (83)6.3% (6)1.1% (1)2.1% (2)3.2% (3)1.1595

18. Were the available presentation formats convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
57.3%51
No
6.7%6
Not applicable
36.0%32

19. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
47.1%41
No
1.1%1
Not applicable
51.7%45

20. Do you have comments or suggestions on how to improve the speaker-ready process?
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21. What computer platform do you normally use?
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Percent
Response
Count
PC
77.4%65
Mac
19.0%16
Other, Please Specify
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3.6%3

22. Do you use a Smartphone regularly?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
35.3%30
No
64.7%55

23. If you use a Smartphone, have you used it to access meeting information, either at this Section meeting or at another meeting you attended?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
16.0%13
No
22.2%18
I don't use a Smartphone
61.7%50

24. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
33.0%32
Low 0.0%0
Just right for the services provided
60.8%59
Don't know
6.2%6

25. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
24.5%23
No
52.1%49
Don't know
23.4%22

26. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
34.7%33
No
40.0%38
Don't know
25.3%24

27. Students Only: If you received a travel grant, was the amount enough to make the application process worthwhile?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
20.9%9
No
4.7%2
Not applicable
74.4%32

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28. PLEASE RATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE MEETING VENUE CONSIDERATIONS:
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 Very importantSomewhat importantSomewhat unimportantVery unimportantN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Access to a variety of restaurants44.9% (44)45.9% (45)5.1% (5)0.0% (0)4.1% (4)1.5998
Access to alternate activities (e.g. recreation, shopping, etc.)10.2% (10)30.6% (30)40.8% (40)12.2% (12)6.1% (6)2.5998
Access to the airport/public transportation30.2% (29)51.0% (49)9.4% (9)3.1% (3)6.3% (6)1.8496

29. During the meeting, did you become aware of the location and venue for the 2013 meeting?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
54.1%53
No
44.9%44
Not applicable
1.0%1

30. If so, how?
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31. If you are aware of its location and venue, how likely are you to attend?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, will definitely attend
24.2%22
Somewhat likely to attend
35.2%32
Not able to attend next year’s section meeting
8.8%8
Don’t know yet
31.9%29

32. If you are likely to attend, please explain what encourages you to do so.
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33. If you are not likely to attend, please explain what discourages you from doing so.
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34. Professionals Only: Did you use the student presence at the meeting for purposes of recruitment (for jobs or graduate school)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
16.9%12
No
35.2%25
Not applicable
47.9%34

35. Do you have suggestions as to what could be done to encourage interaction between students and professionals at the meeting?
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36. Do you have other comments that would help future Section Meeting planners?
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