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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
38.1%77
Yes, I am a Student member
28.2%57
No
33.7%68

2. Do you live in the Northeastern section?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
93.1%188
No
6.9%14
Don't know 0.0%0

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
13.3%27
Frequently
27.6%56
Occasionaly
22.7%46
This was my first time
36.5%74

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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
6.9%13
Frequently
20.6%39
Occasionally
32.3%61
Never
40.2%76

6. Which of the following section meeting promotions do you remember seeing or hearing? (Check all that apply)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Poster insert in GSA Today
32.6%61
E-mail from the section
62.0%116
Advertising in GSA Today
45.5%85
Notice in GSA Connection
16.6%31
Information on the GSA Website
49.2%92
Direct mail (US postal service)
14.4%27
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
5.3%10
Invitation from a colleague
36.9%69
Other, Please Specify
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11.2%21

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
66.5%129
Somewhat satisfied
26.3%51
Somewhat dissatisfied
4.6%9
Very dissatisfied
1.5%3
Don't know
1.0%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
49.2%90
Yes, somewhat
42.6%78
Not very much
4.4%8
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
3.8%7

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
62.3%114
Yes, somewhat
32.8%60
Not very much
2.7%5
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
2.2%4

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
59.9%109
Yes, somewhat
30.2%55
Not very much
3.8%7
No, not at all
0.5%1
Don't know
5.5%10

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
5.8%10
Frequently
12.1%21
Occasionally
41.6%72
Never
40.5%70

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
0.6%1
Frequently
8.7%14
Occasionally
44.7%72
Never
46.0%74

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
32.1%52
Post-meeting
4.3%7
Both
16.7%27
Neither
9.9%16
Don't know
37.0%60

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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Percent
Response
Count
One day
49.4%79
Overnight
6.9%11
Both
15.6%25
Neither
5.0%8
Don't know
23.1%37

15. Was the number of field trips offered satisfactory?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
35.2%56
No, more were needed
11.3%18
No, too many
0.6%1
Don't know
15.7%25
Not applicable
37.1%59

16. If you attended a field trip, how would you rate the experience overall?
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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
18.2%25
Good
2.9%4
Fair
0.7%1
Poor
2.9%4
Don't know
2.2%3
N/A
73.0%100

17. If you attended a field trip, did you feel that the cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
3.6%4
Low
3.6%4
Just right for the services provided
25.0%28
Don't know
67.9%76

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
8.6%13
No
67.8%103
Don't know
23.7%36

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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 rooms54.4% (99)34.1% (62)7.1% (13)3.8% (7)0.5% (1)1.60182
Common areas39.0% (71)46.2% (84)12.6% (23)2.2% (4)0.0% (0)1.78182
Poster hall46.7% (85)35.7% (65)11.0% (20)2.7% (5)3.8% (7)1.69182
Food and beverage services27.6% (50)34.3% (62)23.2% (42)5.0% (9)9.9% (18)2.06181
Registration process72.5% (132)19.8% (36)3.3% (6)3.8% (7)0.5% (1)1.38182
Abstract submittal process55.3% (99)15.6% (28)1.1% (2)3.4% (6)24.6% (44)1.37179
Abstracts with Program book46.2% (84)21.4% (39)5.5% (10)1.6% (3)25.3% (46)1.50182
Friendliness and service of GSA staff79.0% (143)13.8% (25)1.1% (2)3.3% (6)2.8% (5)1.27181

20. Were the audio/visual presentation formats that were available to you convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
51.2%84
No
2.4%4
Not applicable
46.3%76

21. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
39.5%64
No
4.9%8
Not applicable
55.6%90

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
74.8%116
Mac
22.6%35
Other, Please Specify
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2.6%4

24. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
High
29.1%51
Low
1.1%2
Just right for the services provided
64.0%112
Don't know
5.7%10

25. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
19.3%33
No
57.9%99
Don't know
22.8%39

26. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
31.4%54
No
39.5%68
Don't know
29.1%50

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
22.5%16
No
9.9%7
Don't know
8.5%6
Not applicable
59.2%42

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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 campus10.7% (19)26.0% (46)37.9% (67)20.3% (36)5.1% (9)2.71177
Nearby a variety of restaurants42.9% (76)42.9% (76)7.3% (13)5.6% (10)1.1% (2)1.75177
Access to downtown28.7% (51)44.9% (80)18.5% (33)6.7% (12)1.1% (2)2.03178
Access to the airport/public transportation30.3% (54)47.8% (85)15.7% (28)4.5% (8)1.7% (3)1.94178

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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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
12.6%14
No
46.8%52
Not applicable
40.5%45

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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