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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
47.1%168
Yes, I am a Student member
29.4%105
No
23.5%84

2. In which Section do you live?
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Percent
Response
Count
Northeastern
65.0%232
Southeastern
27.7%99
Other
5.0%18
Don't know
2.2%8

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Response
Count
Always
14.7%53
Frequently
26.4%95
Occasionaly
26.7%96
This was my first time
32.2%116

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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
11.7%40
Frequently
20.8%71
Occasionally
38.1%130
Never
29.3%100

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
65.8%227
Advertising in GSA Today
57.4%198
Notice in GSA Connection
21.2%73
Information on the GSA Website
58.0%200
Direct mail (US postal service)
23.2%80
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
5.2%18
Invitation from a colleague
31.9%110
Other, Please Specify
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10.1%35

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
65.5%230
Somewhat satisfied
31.6%111
Somewhat dissatisfied
2.3%8
Very dissatisfied 0.0%0
Don't know
0.6%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
52.6%182
Yes, somewhat
38.7%134
Not very much
5.2%18
No, not at all
0.3%1
Don't know
3.2%11

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
59.7%206
Yes, somewhat
35.9%124
Not very much
3.2%11
No, not at all
0.3%1
Don't know
0.9%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
61.2%210
Yes, somewhat
31.2%107
Not very much
4.4%15
No, not at all
0.9%3
Don't know
2.3%8

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
1.5%5
Frequently
5.5%18
Occasionally
37.1%122
Never
55.9%184

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
0.7%2
Frequently
8.2%25
Occasionally
33.9%103
Never
57.2%174

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
21.1%64
Post-meeting
9.9%30
Both
22.0%67
Neither
9.5%29
Don't know
37.5%114

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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Percent
Response
Count
One day
41.4%127
Overnight
7.8%24
Both
16.6%51
Neither
3.6%11
Don't know
30.6%94

15. Was the number of field trips offered satisfactory?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
25.7%78
No, more were needed
10.2%31
No, too many
0.7%2
Don't know
15.8%48
Not applicable
47.5%144

16. If you attended a field trip, how would you rate the experience overall?
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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
4.3%9
Good
1.4%3
Fair 0.0%0
Poor 0.0%0
Don't know
1.9%4
N/A
92.4%194

17. If you attended a field trip, did you feel that the cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
6.0%10
Low 0.0%0
Just right for the services provided
5.4%9
Don't know
88.7%149

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
23.9%68
No
47.4%135
Don't know
28.8%82

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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 rooms44.8% (154)44.2% (152)7.0% (24)2.6% (9)1.5% (5)1.67344
Common areas41.2% (142)45.2% (156)10.4% (36)1.4% (5)1.7% (6)1.72345
Poster hall71.9% (248)21.2% (73)3.5% (12)1.4% (5)2.0% (7)1.33345
Food and beverage services21.8% (75)40.7% (140)22.7% (78)7.8% (27)7.0% (24)2.18344
Registration process81.2% (281)17.1% (59)0.9% (3)0.9% (3)0.0% (0)1.21346
Abstract submittal process57.3% (196)13.7% (47)1.8% (6)0.3% (1)26.9% (92)1.25342
Abstracts with Program book51.6% (175)17.7% (60)2.9% (10)0.3% (1)27.4% (93)1.34339
Friendliness and service of GSA staff82.3% (284)13.0% (45)0.9% (3)0.6% (2)3.2% (11)1.17345

20. Were the audio/visual presentation formats that were available to you convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
51.0%159
No
1.3%4
Not applicable
47.8%149

21. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
36.6%111
No
1.0%3
Not applicable
62.4%189

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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Percent
Response
Count
PC
73.1%220
Mac
25.6%77
Other, Please Specify
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1.3%4

24. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
28.7%98
Low
0.6%2
Just right for the services provided
65.7%224
Don't know
5.0%17

25. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
22.1%74
No
47.5%159
Don't know
30.4%102

26. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
30.2%101
No
41.3%138
Don't know
28.4%95

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
17.8%27
No
6.6%10
Not applicable
75.7%115

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28. 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 campus17.5% (59)29.0% (98)30.8% (104)18.3% (62)4.4% (15)2.52338
Nearby a variety of restaurants50.0% (170)37.6% (128)9.7% (33)2.1% (7)0.6% (2)1.64340
Access to downtown26.0% (88)42.5% (144)22.4% (76)7.1% (24)2.1% (7)2.11339
Access to the airport/public transportation51.2% (174)38.5% (131)7.1% (24)2.1% (7)1.2% (4)1.60340

29. 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
20.6%47
No
34.2%78
Not applicable
45.2%103

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