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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
43.3%61
Yes, I am a Student member
29.1%41
No
27.7%39

2. In which Section do you live?
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Percent
Response
Count
Northeastern
7.1%10
North-Central
2.1%3
Southeastern
90.1%127
South-Central 0.0%0
Rocky Mountain
0.7%1
Cordilleran 0.0%0
International 0.0%0
Don't know 0.0%0

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
9.9%14
Frequently
33.3%47
Occasionally
22.7%32
This was my first time
34.0%48

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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
8.5%12
Frequently
19.1%27
Occasionally
36.9%52
Never
35.5%50

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
61.4%86
Advertising in GSA Today
47.9%67
Notice in GSA Connection
17.9%25
Information on the GSA Website
55.0%77
Direct mail (US postal service)
22.9%32
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
4.3%6
Invitation from a colleague
36.4%51
Other, Please Specify
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9.3%13

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
67.4%95
Somewhat satisfied
28.4%40
Somewhat dissatisfied
3.5%5
Very dissatisfied
0.7%1
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
50.0%66
Yes, somewhat
38.6%51
Not very much
9.8%13
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
1.5%2

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
60.6%80
Yes, somewhat
31.1%41
Not very much
6.8%9
No, not at all
0.8%1
Don't know
0.8%1

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
67.7%90
Yes, somewhat
27.8%37
Not very much
3.0%4
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
1.5%2

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Always
1.5%2
Frequently
7.6%10
Occasionally
45.0%59
Never
45.8%60

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
1.6%2
Frequently
7.9%10
Occasionally
35.7%45
Never
54.8%69

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
9.6%12
Post-meeting
24.8%31
Both
18.4%23
Neither
4.0%5
Don't know
43.2%54

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
One day
40.7%50
Overnight
6.5%8
Both
17.1%21
Neither
0.8%1
Don't know
35.0%43

15. Was the number of field trips offered satisfactory?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
30.6%37
No, more were needed
9.1%11
No, too many 0.0%0
Don't know
21.5%26
Not applicable
38.8%47

16.

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

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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
12.7%14
Good
1.8%2
Fair 0.0%0
Poor 0.0%0
Don't know 0.0%0
N/A
85.5%94

17. If you attended a field trip, did you feel that the cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
2.5%2
Low
3.8%3
Just right for the services provided
13.9%11
Don't know
79.7%63

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
15.3%17
No
58.6%65
Don't know
26.1%29

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19. Please rate your satisfation with the following aspects of the meeting:
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Average
Rating
Count
Meeting rooms67.9% (89)24.4% (32)0.8% (1)4.6% (6)2.3% (3)1.41131
Common areas62.6% (82)25.2% (33)4.6% (6)4.6% (6)3.1% (4)1.50131
Poster hall63.4% (83)23.7% (31)7.6% (10)3.8% (5)1.5% (2)1.51131
Food and beverage services35.4% (46)27.7% (36)20.8% (27)8.5% (11)7.7% (10)2.03130
Registration process76.2% (99)14.6% (19)3.1% (4)4.6% (6)1.5% (2)1.35130
Abstract submittal process55.0% (71)10.9% (14)0.8% (1)4.7% (6)28.7% (37)1.37129
Abstracts with Program book56.9% (74)13.1% (17)0.8% (1)3.8% (5)25.4% (33)1.35130
Friendliness and service of GSA staff79.8% (103)10.1% (13)0.0% (0)4.7% (6)5.4% (7)1.25129

20. Were the audio/visual presentation formats that were available to you convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
58.2%71
No 0.0%0
Not applicable
41.8%51

21. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
39.2%47
No
1.7%2
Not applicable
59.2%71

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
67.2%78
Mac
31.0%36
Other, Please Specify
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1.7%2

24.

Do you use a Smartphone regularly?

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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
31.5%39
No
68.5%85

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
16.2%19
No
17.9%21
I don't use a Smartphone
65.8%77

26. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High
32.3%42
Low 0.0%0
Just right for the services provided
56.9%74
Don't know
10.8%14

27. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
30.7%39
No
42.5%54
Don't know
26.8%34

28. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
23.6%29
No
39.0%48
Don't know
37.4%46

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
15.9%10
No
1.6%1
Not applicable
82.5%52

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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 campus15.6% (20)32.0% (41)25.0% (32)25.8% (33)1.6% (2)2.62128
Nearby a variety of restaurants62.8% (81)27.1% (35)7.8% (10)1.6% (2)0.8% (1)1.48129
Access to downtown32.0% (41)35.9% (46)24.2% (31)7.0% (9)0.8% (1)2.06128
Access to the airport/public transportation38.6% (49)38.6% (49)15.0% (19)5.5% (7)2.4% (3)1.87127

31. 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
Count
Yes
21.1%19
No
31.1%28
Not applicable
47.8%43

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