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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
45.9%51
Yes, I am a Student member
37.8%42
No
16.2%18

2. In which Section do you live?
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Response
Count
Rocky Mountain
55.0%61
Cordilleran
26.1%29
Northeastern
1.8%2
North-Central
5.4%6
Southeastern
1.8%2
South-Central
7.2%8
International 0.0%0
Don't know
2.7%3

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
2.7%3
Frequently
36.9%41
Occasionally
30.6%34
This was my first time
29.7%33

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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
11.1%12
Frequently
25.9%28
Occasionally
37.0%40
Never
25.9%28

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
60.6%66
Advertising in GSA Today
61.5%67
Notice in GSA Connection
22.0%24
Information on the GSA Website
53.2%58
Direct mail (US postal service)
17.4%19
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
5.5%6
Invitation from a colleague
29.4%32
Other, Please Specify
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6.4%7

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
69.1%76
Somewhat satisfied
28.2%31
Somewhat dissatisfied
0.9%1
Very dissatisfied 0.0%0
Don't know
1.8%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
54.6%59
Yes, somewhat
39.8%43
Not very much
4.6%5
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
0.9%1

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
59.3%64
Yes, somewhat
34.3%37
Not very much
3.7%4
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
2.8%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
66.7%72
Yes, somewhat
28.7%31
Not very much
2.8%3
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
1.9%2

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Always
2.8%3
Frequently
9.3%10
Occasionally
55.6%60
Never
32.4%35

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always 0.0%0
Frequently
5.2%5
Occasionally
50.5%49
Never
44.3%43

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
13.3%13
Post-meeting
15.3%15
Both
37.8%37
Neither
8.2%8
Don't know
25.5%25

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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Percent
Response
Count
One day
26.5%26
Overnight
18.4%18
Both
25.5%25
Neither
3.1%3
Don't know
26.5%26

15. Was the number of field trips offered satisfactory?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
44.3%43
No, more were needed
7.2%7
No, too many
1.0%1
Don't know
13.4%13
Not applicable
34.0%33

16.

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

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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
18.2%16
Good
6.8%6
Fair
1.1%1
Poor
1.1%1
Don't know
1.1%1
N/A
71.6%63

17. If you attended a field trip, did you feel that the cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
9.0%6
Low
1.5%1
Just right for the services provided
22.4%15
Don't know
67.2%45

18. Did cost prohibit you from attending a field trip you would have liked to go on?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
26.3%25
No
55.8%53
Don't know
17.9%17

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19. Please rate your satisfation with the following aspects of the meeting:
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Average
Rating
Count
Meeting rooms33.0% (35)48.1% (51)15.1% (16)0.0% (0)3.8% (4)1.81106
Common areas50.0% (53)43.4% (46)3.8% (4)1.9% (2)0.9% (1)1.57106
Poster hall, 4-6 pm time slot (with minimal competing talks)56.6% (60)31.1% (33)7.5% (8)1.9% (2)2.8% (3)1.53106
Food and beverage services29.2% (31)48.1% (51)14.2% (15)3.8% (4)4.7% (5)1.92106
Registration process84.0% (89)13.2% (14)1.9% (2)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)1.20106
Abstract submittal process54.3% (57)10.5% (11)1.9% (2)1.0% (1)32.4% (34)1.25105
Abstracts with Program book44.3% (47)21.7% (23)2.8% (3)0.9% (1)30.2% (32)1.43106
Friendliness and service of GSA staff75.2% (79)14.3% (15)1.9% (2)2.9% (3)5.7% (6)1.28105
Map Blast (Wednesday evening, 18 May)27.4% (29)4.7% (5)0.0% (0)0.9% (1)67.0% (71)1.23106

20. Were the audio/visual presentation formats that were available to you convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
44.8%43
No
3.1%3
Not applicable
52.1%50

21. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
36.1%35
No
2.1%2
Not applicable
61.9%60

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
69.9%65
Mac
28.0%26
Other, Please Specify
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2.2%2

24.

Do you use a Smartphone regularly?

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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
24.5%25
No
75.5%77

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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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
11.8%11
No
16.1%15
I don't use a Smartphone
72.0%67

26. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High
15.1%16
Low
0.9%1
Just right for the services provided
74.5%79
Don't know
9.4%10

27. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
21.2%22
No
49.0%51
Don't know
29.8%31

28. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
36.5%38
No
34.6%36
Don't know
28.8%30

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
16.4%9
No
1.8%1
Not applicable
81.8%45

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30. Please rate the importance of the following considerations in selecting a section meeting venue:
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Rating
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Location on or near campus17.3% (18)29.8% (31)36.5% (38)15.4% (16)1.0% (1)2.50104
Nearby a variety of restaurants38.1% (40)46.7% (49)12.4% (13)2.9% (3)0.0% (0)1.80105
Access to downtown17.1% (18)37.1% (39)35.2% (37)9.5% (10)1.0% (1)2.38105
Access to the airport/public transportation33.3% (35)47.6% (50)11.4% (12)6.7% (7)1.0% (1)1.91105

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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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
9.9%7
No
45.1%32
Not applicable
45.1%32

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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