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Page: We want your opinion.
1. What type of membership do you hold?
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Response
Count
Educational Institution (a faculty/educator member under an Institutional membership)
82.0%41
Active (a faculty/educator member not under an Institutional membership)
8.0%4
Active (a practitioner/professional involved in the music and entertainment industry)
6.0%3
Student
2.0%1
I don't know
2.0%1

2. When did you become a member of MEIEA?
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Response
Count
2005
10.6%5
2004
8.5%4
2003
17.0%8
2002
8.5%4
2001
8.5%4
2000
2.1%1
1999
6.4%3
1998
4.3%2
1997
2.1%1
1996
2.1%1
1995
4.3%2
1994
2.1%1
1993
2.1%1
1992 0.0%0
1991
2.1%1
1990 0.0%0
1989 0.0%0
1988 0.0%0
1987 0.0%0
1986
2.1%1
1985 0.0%0
1984
2.1%1
1983
2.1%1
1982 0.0%0
1981
2.1%1
1980
2.1%1
1979
4.3%2
1978 0.0%0
1977 0.0%0
1976 0.0%0
1975
2.1%1
1974
2.1%1
1973 0.0%0
1972 0.0%0

3. Why did you join MEIEA?
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Page: Mission and Goals
4. The primary goal of MEIEA is to facilitate the exchange of information between educators and practitioners.
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How well do you think MEIEA is meeting that goal?0.0% (0)30.4% (14)17.4% (8)26.1% (12)10.9% (5)15.2% (7)3.2146

5. Other goals of MEIEA include providing resources for the exchange of information and knowledge; fostering scholarly research; assisting institutions with development of programs and curricula; facilitating interaction between the music and entertainment industries, educators, and institutions; and promoting student interests. For each statement listed below, how well do you think MEIEA is meeting those individual goals?
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MEIEA provides resources for the exchange of information and knowledge about all aspects of the music and entertainment industries.2.3% (1)31.8% (14)20.5% (9)25.0% (11)9.1% (4)11.4% (5)3.0844
MEIEA fosters scholarly research on the music and entertainment industries as well as on music and entertainment industries education.4.5% (2)34.1% (15)4.5% (2)25.0% (11)25.0% (11)6.8% (3)3.3444
MEIEA assists institutions with the development of music and entertainment industries programs and curricula.4.5% (2)36.4% (16)9.1% (4)9.1% (4)9.1% (4)31.8% (14)2.7344
MEIEA facilitates interaction between the music and entertainment industries and music and entertainment industries' educators and affiliated educational institutions.0.0% (0)40.9% (18)15.9% (7)20.5% (9)9.1% (4)13.6% (6)2.9744
MEIEA promotes student interests in the music and entertainment industries through guidance and support of the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA).0.0% (0)22.7% (10)15.9% (7)22.7% (10)34.1% (15)4.5% (2)3.7144

6. What do you feel is MEIEA's most important asset?
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Percent
Response
Count
Journal
13.3%6
Ezine
4.4%2
Networking Opportunities
28.9%13
Student Chapters
13.3%6
Website
2.2%1
Online School Listing
2.2%1
National Conference
35.6%16
Speaker’s Bureau 0.0%0
On-line Forum 0.0%0
Regional Student Conferences 0.0%0

7. What other MEIEA assets do you think are valuable?
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Page: Initiatives and Plans
8. Consider the following initiatives and activities and rank the level of importance that you feel each should be pursued in the coming year.
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Increase Student Members2.3% (1)11.6% (5)32.6% (14)44.2% (19)9.3% (4)3.4743
Increase Faculty/Educator Members2.3% (1)14.0% (6)48.8% (21)18.6% (8)16.3% (7)3.3343
Increase Professional Practitioner Members2.4% (1)7.3% (3)41.5% (17)31.7% (13)17.1% (7)3.5441
Increase Institutional Members0.0% (0)18.6% (8)41.9% (18)30.2% (13)9.3% (4)3.3043
Brand the Name as a Leading Association of Educators2.3% (1)11.6% (5)30.2% (13)32.6% (14)23.3% (10)3.6343
Publish the Journal0.0% (0)7.1% (3)38.1% (16)33.3% (14)21.4% (9)3.6942
Publish the E-zine2.3% (1)18.6% (8)41.9% (18)27.9% (12)9.3% (4)3.2343
Provide Research Stipends for Faculty11.6% (5)20.9% (9)27.9% (12)34.9% (15)4.7% (2)3.0043
Provide Scholarships for Students11.6% (5)30.2% (13)20.9% (9)23.3% (10)14.0% (6)2.9843
Publish Curriculum “Standards” or “Recommendations”9.3% (4)16.3% (7)34.9% (15)18.6% (8)20.9% (9)3.2643
Improve the Website2.3% (1)20.9% (9)34.9% (15)32.6% (14)9.3% (4)3.2643

9. Of the following initiatives or activities, rank in order of importance the top three (3) that you feel should be pursued in the coming year.
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Increase Student Members25.0% (3)41.7% (5)33.3% (4)2.0812
Increase Faculty/Educator Members47.1% (8)41.2% (7)11.8% (2)1.6517
Increase Professional Practitioner Members34.6% (9)34.6% (9)30.8% (8)1.9626
Increase Institutional Members45.5% (5)36.4% (4)18.2% (2)1.7311
Brand the Name as a Leading Association of Educators27.8% (5)27.8% (5)44.4% (8)2.1718
Provide Research Stipends for Faculty50.0% (4)25.0% (2)25.0% (2)1.758
Provide Scholarships for Students14.3% (1)28.6% (2)57.1% (4)2.437
Publish Curriculum “Standards” or “Recommendations”9.5% (2)38.1% (8)52.4% (11)2.4321
Improve the Website66.7% (6)11.1% (1)22.2% (2)1.569

10. If forced to pick one as the most important, which of the following initiatives or activities do you feel should be pursued in the coming year.
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Increase Student Members
7.1%3
Increase Faculty/Educator Members
4.8%2
Increase Professional Practitioner Members
26.2%11
Increase Institutional Members
4.8%2
Brand the Name as a Leading Association of Educators
16.7%7
Provide Research Stipends for Faculty
4.8%2
Provide Scholarships for Students
4.8%2
Publish Curriculum “Standards” or “Recommendations”
28.6%12
Improve the Website
2.4%1

11. What other initiatives or activities do you feel are important and suggest the MEIEA organization pursue?
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Page: Membership
12. If the Association utilized on-line nominations and voting for officers, would you participate?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
88.4%38
No
11.6%5

13. Regarding membership value,
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Has your MEIEA membership met your expectations?4.7% (2)32.6% (14)20.9% (9)39.5% (17)2.3% (1)3.0243

14. Do you feel the membership fees are fair and reasonable?
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Active (currently $50, professional educators and practitioners involved in the music and entertainment industry).89.2% (33)8.1% (3)2.7% (1)37
Educational Institution (currently $100, any educational institution, includes 2 faculty members).85.0% (34)15.0% (6)0.0% (0)40
Student (currently $15, MEISA only, students actively involved in music industry education)91.7% (33)8.3% (3)0.0% (0)36
Industry (currently $150, music or entertainment related businesses)67.6% (25)10.8% (4)21.6% (8)37

15. If it would insure that the Association could pursue many of the initiatives listed earlier in this survey, would you be in favor of increasing membership fees?
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Yes
69.0%29
No
31.0%13

16. If you answered yes to the above question, how much of an increase would it be worth to you for MEIEA to do so?
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Response
Count
10-20%
44.8%13
20-40%
37.9%11
40-60%
17.2%5
60-80% 0.0%0
80-100% 0.0%0

17. The Association is considering purchasing a SoundScan license for Active member use. Would you consider access to SoundScan useful and worth an increase in membership fees?
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Response
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Yes
65.1%28
No
34.9%15

18. If you answered yes to the above question, how much of an increase would it be worth to you for MEIEA to do so?
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10-20%
51.9%14
20-40%
37.0%10
40-60%
7.4%2
60-80% 0.0%0
80-100%
3.7%1

19. What do you think the Association can do to increase the value of membership?
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Page: National Conferences
20. When was the most recent national MEIEA conference that you attended?
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2005 Miami
47.2%17
2004 NYC / NJ
8.3%3
2003 New Orleans
5.6%2
2002 Nashville
11.1%4
2001 New Orleans 0.0%0
Between 1991 and 2000.
11.1%4
Between 1981 and 1990. 0.0%0
Between 1970 and 1980. 0.0%0
I have never attended a national MEIEA conference.
16.7%6

21. Have you attended other national MEIEA conferences? If so, which of the following did you attend?
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2005 Miami
43.8%14
2004 NYC / NJ
37.5%12
2003 New Orleans
40.6%13
2002 Nashville
46.9%15
2001 New Orleans
37.5%12
2000 Chico
18.8%6
1999 Boone
34.4%11
1998 Toronto
18.8%6
1997 Denver
31.3%10
1996 Miami
28.1%9
1995 Austin
21.9%7

22. Regarding the quality of MEIEA conferences,
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Overall, how would you rate the quality of the national MEIEA conference(s) you have attended?5.3% (2)7.9% (3)34.2% (13)31.6% (12)18.4% (7)2.6% (1)3.5138
How would you rate the quality of the most recent national MEIEA conference you attended?2.9% (1)2.9% (1)26.5% (9)35.3% (12)29.4% (10)2.9% (1)3.8834

23. Overall, I am _________ with the conference(s) I have attended.
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pleased
75.0%27
not pleased
25.0%9

24. Do you intend on attending the coming spring MEIEA National 2006 Conference in March at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California.
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Yes
32.5%13
No
20.0%8
Not sure
47.5%19

25. If you do not intend to attend the coming spring MEIEA National 2006 Conference in March, can you please tell us why?
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26. What do you think can be done to improve the national MEIEA conferences?
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Page: Publications
27. Regarding the quality of MEIEA publications,
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How would you rate the quality of the MEIEA Journal?4.8% (2)7.1% (3)33.3% (14)31.0% (13)16.7% (7)7.1% (3)3.5142
How would you rate the quality of the on-line E-Zine?0.0% (0)5.0% (2)40.0% (16)27.5% (11)15.0% (6)12.5% (5)3.6040

28. Have you submitted works for publication in the MEIEA Journal?
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Yes
19.0%8
No
59.5%25
I intend to.
21.4%9

29. Have you submitted works for publication in the MEIEA on-line E-Zine?
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Yes
4.9%2
No
61.0%25
I intend to.
34.1%14

30. What do you think can be done to improve the MEIEA Journal?
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31. What do you think can be done to improve the MEIEA on-line E-Zine?
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32. What other types or kinds of publications do you think MEIEA should pursue?
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Page: Your participation is appreciated.
33. Please click on << Submit >> to send your answers or << Review >> to return to the first page and review or change your answers.
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<< Review >> 0.0%0
<< Submit >>
100.0%43

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