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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
45.2%61
Yes, I am a Student member
33.3%45
No
21.5%29

2. In which Section do you live?
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Percent
Response
Count
Northeastern
5.1%7
North-Central
0.7%1
Southeastern
91.2%124
South-Central
0.7%1
Rocky Mountain
1.5%2
Cordilleran 0.0%0
International 0.0%0
Don't know
0.7%1

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
19.1%26
Frequently
25.0%34
Occasionally
21.3%29
This was my first time
34.6%47

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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
13.7%18
Frequently
20.6%27
Occasionally
33.6%44
Never
32.1%42

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
72.3%94
Advertising in GSA Today
55.4%72
Notice in GSA Connection
17.7%23
Information on the GSA Website
57.7%75
Direct mail (US postal service)
24.6%32
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
5.4%7
Invitation from a colleague
34.6%45
Other, Please Specify
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4.6%6

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
66.4%89
Somewhat satisfied
27.6%37
Somewhat dissatisfied
1.5%2
Very dissatisfied
3.0%4
Don't know
1.5%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
45.0%58
Yes, somewhat
48.1%62
Not very much
5.4%7
No, not at all
0.8%1
Don't know
0.8%1

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
65.6%84
Yes, somewhat
26.6%34
Not very much
5.5%7
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
2.3%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
64.8%83
Yes, somewhat
29.7%38
Not very much
2.3%3
No, not at all
0.8%1
Don't know
2.3%3

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
2.4%3
Frequently
19.0%24
Occasionally
49.2%62
Never
29.4%37

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
1.6%2
Frequently
10.7%13
Occasionally
50.8%62
Never
36.9%45

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
28.7%35
Post-meeting
5.7%7
Both
26.2%32
Neither
5.7%7
Don't know
33.6%41

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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Percent
Response
Count
One day
73.5%83
Overnight
26.5%30

15. If you attended a field trip, how would you rate the experience overall?
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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
28.3%30
Good
1.9%2
Fair 0.0%0
Poor 0.0%0
Don't know
0.9%1
N/A
68.9%73

16. Did cost prohibit you from attending a field trip you would have liked to go on?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
20.3%24
No
56.8%67
Don't know
22.9%27

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17. PLEASE RATE YOUR SATISFACTION WITH THE MEETING LOGISTICS & CUSTOMER CARE:
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 Very satisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedVery dissatisfiedN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Meeting rooms57.1% (72)30.2% (38)9.5% (12)0.0% (0)3.2% (4)1.51126
Common areas50.4% (62)41.5% (51)7.3% (9)0.8% (1)0.0% (0)1.59123
Poster hall20.6% (26)32.5% (41)34.9% (44)11.1% (14)0.8% (1)2.37126
Food and beverage services42.4% (53)35.2% (44)18.4% (23)0.8% (1)3.2% (4)1.77125
Registration process86.5% (109)11.9% (15)1.6% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.15126
STUDENTS: if you attended one of the Mann or Shlemon Mentor luncheons, please rate how informative/useful you found the experience17.1% (14)3.7% (3)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)78.0% (64)1.2882
Abstract submittal process53.8% (63)11.1% (13)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)35.0% (41)1.17117
Abstracts with Program book51.3% (61)13.4% (16)1.7% (2)0.8% (1)32.8% (39)1.29119
Friendliness and service of GSA staff86.0% (104)11.6% (14)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.5% (3)1.12121

18. Were the available presentation formats convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
49.1%57
No 0.0%0
Not applicable
50.9%59

19. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
35.5%39
No
0.9%1
Not applicable
63.6%70

20. Do you have comments or suggestions on how to improve the speaker-ready process?
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21. What computer platform do you normally use?
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Percent
Response
Count
PC
76.4%81
Mac
21.7%23
Other, Please Specify
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1.9%2

22. Do you use a Smartphone regularly?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
50.0%54
No
50.0%54

23. 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
32.0%33
No
20.4%21
I don't use a Smartphone
47.6%49

24. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
32.8%42
Low
0.8%1
Just right for the services provided
58.6%75
Don't know
7.8%10

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

26. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
26.4%33
No
40.8%51
Don't know
32.8%41

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
19.0%12
No
3.2%2
Not applicable
77.8%49

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28. PLEASE RATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE MEETING VENUE CONSIDERATIONS:
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 Very importantSomewhat importantSomewhat unimportantVery unimportantN/ARating
Average
Rating
Count
Access to a variety of restaurants50.8% (65)41.4% (53)4.7% (6)1.6% (2)1.6% (2)1.56128
Access to alternate activities (e.g. recreation, shopping, etc.)14.2% (18)41.7% (53)28.3% (36)12.6% (16)3.1% (4)2.41127
Access to the airport/public transportation34.9% (44)46.8% (59)11.1% (14)2.4% (3)4.8% (6)1.80126

29. During the meeting, did you become aware of the location and venue for the 2013 meeting?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
73.4%94
No
24.2%31
Not applicable
2.3%3

30. If so, how?
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31. If you are aware of its location and venue, how likely are you to attend?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, will definitely attend
20.8%25
Somewhat likely to attend
22.5%27
Not able to attend next year’s section meeting
25.8%31
Don’t know yet
30.8%37

32. If you are likely to attend, please explain what encourages you to do so.
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33. If you are not likely to attend, please explain what discourages you from doing so.
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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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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
20.2%20
No
28.3%28
Not applicable
51.5%51

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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Count
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36. Do you have other comments that would help future Section Meeting planners?
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Count
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