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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
42.5%133
Yes, I am a Student member
31.9%100
No
25.6%80

2. In which Section do you live?
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Percent
Response
Count
Northeastern
66.2%206
North-Central
26.7%83
Southeastern
4.2%13
South-Central
0.6%2
Rocky Mountain 0.0%0
Cordilleran
0.3%1
International 0.0%0
Don't know
1.9%6

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
13.3%42
Frequently
24.8%78
Occasionally
25.4%80
This was my first time
36.5%115

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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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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Always
8.8%26
Frequently
17.2%51
Occasionally
39.4%117
Never
34.7%103

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
68.9%208
Advertising in GSA Today
55.0%166
Notice in GSA Connection
20.5%62
Information on the GSA Website
54.6%165
Direct mail (US postal service)
25.8%78
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
5.0%15
Invitation from a colleague
35.4%107
Other, Please Specify
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8.3%25

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
58.4%180
Somewhat satisfied
38.6%119
Somewhat dissatisfied
1.9%6
Very dissatisfied
1.0%3
Don't know 0.0%0

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8. Were you excited by/interested in the advertised technical sessions?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
45.5%137
Yes, somewhat
43.5%131
Not very much
6.3%19
No, not at all
0.7%2
Don't know
4.0%12

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
54.2%163
Yes, somewhat
39.9%120
Not very much
3.3%10
No, not at all
0.7%2
Don't know
2.0%6

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
60.1%181
Yes, somewhat
32.2%97
Not very much
5.3%16
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
2.3%7

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Always
1.7%5
Frequently
6.6%19
Occasionally
44.6%128
Never
47.0%135

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always 0.0%0
Frequently
6.0%16
Occasionally
41.8%112
Never
52.2%140

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
34.1%92
Post-meeting
6.3%17
Both
17.0%46
Neither
8.1%22
Don't know
34.4%93

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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Percent
Response
Count
One day
50.7%138
Overnight
5.5%15
Both
13.2%36
Neither
2.6%7
Don't know
27.9%76

15. Was the number of field trips offered satisfactory?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
36.3%98
No, more were needed
6.3%17
No, too many
0.4%1
Don't know
14.8%40
Not applicable
42.2%114

16.

If you attended a field trip, how would you rate the experience overall?

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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
7.4%18
Good
5.4%13
Fair
0.8%2
Poor
0.8%2
Don't know
1.2%3
N/A
84.3%204

17. If you attended a field trip, did you feel that the cost was:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High
4.3%8
Low
0.5%1
Just right for the services provided
16.8%31
Don't know
78.4%145

18. Did cost prohibit you from attending a field trip you would have liked to go on?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
24.1%63
No
50.2%131
Don't know
25.7%67

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19. Please rate your satisfation with the following aspects of the meeting:
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 Very satisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedVery dissatisfiedDon't know / N/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Meeting rooms34.1% (102)39.1% (117)17.7% (53)7.7% (23)1.3% (4)1.99299
Common areas43.3% (129)41.3% (123)10.7% (32)4.0% (12)0.7% (2)1.75298
Poster hall33.2% (99)33.2% (99)23.8% (71)7.7% (23)2.0% (6)2.06298
Food and beverage services35.8% (107)37.5% (112)17.4% (52)4.0% (12)5.4% (16)1.89299
Registration process75.6% (226)21.1% (63)1.3% (4)2.0% (6)0.0% (0)1.30299
Abstract submittal process53.4% (158)13.5% (40)0.7% (2)0.3% (1)32.1% (95)1.23296
Abstracts with Program book44.6% (132)22.3% (66)2.7% (8)1.7% (5)28.7% (85)1.46296
Friendliness and service of GSA staff81.9% (245)13.4% (40)1.0% (3)1.7% (5)2.0% (6)1.21299

20. Were the audio/visual presentation formats that were available to you convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
42.9%115
No
4.5%12
Not applicable
52.6%141

21. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
34.0%89
No
2.3%6
Not applicable
63.7%167

22. Do you have comments or suggestions on how to improve the speaker-ready process?
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23. What computer platform do you normally use?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
PC
72.7%186
Mac
24.2%62
Other, Please Specify
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3.1%8

24.

Do you use a Smartphone regularly?

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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
28.7%79
No
71.3%196

25.

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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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
18.5%45
No
14.4%35
I don't use a Smartphone
67.1%163

26. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High
37.8%113
Low 0.0%0
Just right for the services provided
56.9%170
Don't know
5.4%16

27. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
31.6%93
No
43.5%128
Don't know
24.8%73

28. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
36.7%108
No
38.1%112
Don't know
25.2%74

29. Students Only: If you received a travel grant, was the amount enough to make the application process worthwhile?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
19.2%28
No
4.1%6
Not applicable
76.7%112

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30. Please rate the importance of the following considerations in selecting a section meeting venue:
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 Very importantSomewhat importantSomewhat unimportantVery unimportantDon't knowRating
Average
Rating
Count
Location on or near campus18.5% (54)31.5% (92)25.3% (74)17.1% (50)7.5% (22)2.44292
Nearby a variety of restaurants48.3% (141)37.3% (109)9.6% (28)3.8% (11)1.0% (3)1.69292
Access to downtown26.4% (77)39.4% (115)23.3% (68)9.2% (27)1.7% (5)2.16292
Access to the airport/public transportation44.2% (129)37.0% (108)10.6% (31)4.8% (14)3.4% (10)1.75292

31.

Did you arrive at the meeting

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Response
Count
By air
19.3%57
By car
77.7%230
Other, please specify
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3.0%9

32.

How many nights did you spend in Pittsburgh?

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Percent
Response
Count
0-1
18.0%52
2-3
64.0%185
4-5
15.2%44
More than 5
2.8%8

33.

Apart from registration, please estimate how much money you spent in Pittsburgh:

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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Less than $100
28.4%83
$100-$399
37.7%110
$400-$699
21.6%63
$700-$999
9.6%28
$1,000 or more
2.7%8

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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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
14.0%28
No
41.0%82
Not applicable
45.0%90

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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