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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Yes, I am a Professional member
41.6%42
Yes, I am a Student member
26.7%27
No
31.7%32

2. In which Section do you live?
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Count
Northeastern
1.0%1
North-Central
1.0%1
Southeastern
3.0%3
South-Central
90.1%91
Rocky Mountain 0.0%0
Cordilleran
2.0%2
International
1.0%1
Don't know
2.0%2

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Response
Count
Always
3.0%3
Frequently
14.9%15
Occasionally
38.6%39
This was my first time
43.6%44

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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
13.4%13
Frequently
19.6%19
Occasionally
33.0%32
Never
34.0%33

6. Which of the following section meeting promotions do you remember seeing or hearing? (Check all that apply)
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Information from Social Media (Facebook or LinkedIn sites)
12.9%13
E-mail from the section
57.4%58
Information from an organization other than GSA
15.8%16
Advertising in GSA Today
31.7%32
Notice in GSA Connection
19.8%20
Information on the GSA Website
50.5%51
Direct mail (US postal service)
8.9%9
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
5.9%6
Invitation from a colleague
34.7%35
Other, Please Specify
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5.9%6

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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Percent
Response
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Very satisfied
70.7%70
Somewhat satisfied
27.3%27
Somewhat dissatisfied
2.0%2
Very dissatisfied 0.0%0
Don't know 0.0%0

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8. Were you excited by/interested in the advertised technical sessions?
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Response
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Yes, definitely
58.1%54
Yes, somewhat
34.4%32
Not very much
4.3%4
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
3.2%3

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
66.3%61
Yes, somewhat
30.4%28
Not very much
1.1%1
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
2.2%2

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
67.4%62
Yes, somewhat
22.8%21
Not very much
7.6%7
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
2.2%2

11. Which, if any, of the following Keynote talks did you attend?
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Percent
Response
Count
Cliff Frohlich
12.0%11
John Dewey
14.1%13
Derek Briggs
7.6%7
Did not attend any Keynote talks
72.8%67

12. If you did not attend any Keynote talks, please let us know why.
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Talks were not in my field
13.5%10
Not interested in Keynotes at Section meetings
10.8%8
Conflicted with other sessions
40.5%30
Not applicable
16.2%12
Other (please specify)
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28.4%21

13. Do you recommend Keynote talks at GSA Section meetings?
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Percent
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Yes
42.9%39
No
5.5%5
Don't know
51.6%47

14. Please list any recommendations for future Keynote talks at future GSA SC Section meetings in Arkansas or Oklahoma.
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15. How often do you attend field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
3.2%3
Frequently
14.9%14
Occasionally
51.1%48
Never
30.9%29

16. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always 0.0%0
Frequently
6.5%6
Occasionally
48.9%45
Never
44.6%41

17. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
6.5%6
Post-meeting
16.3%15
Both
41.3%38
Neither
10.9%10
Don't know
25.0%23

18. If you attended a field trip, how would you rate the experience overall?
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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
26.0%20
Good
7.8%6
Fair
1.3%1
Poor 0.0%0
Don't know
2.6%2
N/A
62.3%48

19. If you attended a field trip, did you feel that the cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
10.8%7
Low
3.1%2
Just right for the services provided
33.8%22
Don't know
52.3%34

20. Did cost prohibit you from attending a field trip you would have liked to go on?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
19.0%16
No
59.5%50
Don't know
21.4%18

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21. PLEASE RATE YOUR SATISFACTION WITH THE MEETING LOGISTICS & CUSTOMER CARE:
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 Very satisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedVery dissatisfiedN/ARating
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Rating
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Meeting rooms67.0% (61)26.4% (24)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)4.4% (4)1.3291
Common areas58.2% (53)31.9% (29)5.5% (5)0.0% (0)4.4% (4)1.4591
Poster hall26.1% (24)41.3% (38)15.2% (14)3.3% (3)14.1% (13)1.9592
Food and beverage services53.8% (49)40.7% (37)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)4.4% (4)1.4591
Registration process75.3% (70)22.6% (21)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (2)1.2393
Abstract submittal process48.9% (45)10.9% (10)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)40.2% (37)1.1892
Abstracts with Programs book47.3% (43)17.6% (16)3.3% (3)1.1% (1)30.8% (28)1.4091
Friendliness and service of GSA staff81.5% (75)15.2% (14)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.3% (3)1.1692

22. STUDENTS: if you attended a Mann or Shlemon Mentor luncheon, please rate how valuable you found the experience.
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10.0% (6)6.7% (4)3.3% (2)1.7% (1)78.3% (47)1.8560

23. Were the audio/visual presentation formats that were available to you convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
55.7%44
No
3.8%3
Not applicable
40.5%32

24. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
45.5%35
No
6.5%5
Not applicable
48.1%37

25. Do you have comments or suggestions on how to improve the speaker-ready process?
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26. What computer platform do you normally use?
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Percent
Response
Count
PC
59.7%46
Mac
35.1%27
Other, Please Specify
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5.2%4

27. Do you use a Smartphone regularly?
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Percent
Response
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Yes
76.3%61
No
23.8%19

28. 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
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Yes
48.1%37
No
32.5%25
I don't use a Smartphone
19.5%15

29. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
17.8%16
Low
1.1%1
Just right for the services provided
68.9%62
Don't know
12.2%11

30. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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Percent
Response
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Yes
17.0%15
No
58.0%51
Don't know
25.0%22

31. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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Yes
29.2%26
No
31.5%28
Don't know
39.3%35

32. Students Only: If you received a travel grant, was the amount enough to make the application process worthwhile?
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Yes
12.5%5
No 0.0%0
Not applicable
87.5%35

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33. PLEASE RATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE MEETING VENUE CONSIDERATIONS:
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 Very importantSomewhat importantSomewhat unimportantVery unimportantN/ARating
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Location70.0% (63)26.7% (24)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (2)1.3090
Access to a variety of restaurants30.0% (27)40.0% (36)21.1% (19)4.4% (4)4.4% (4)2.0090
Access to alternative activities (e.g. recreation, shopping, etc.)12.2% (11)20.0% (18)37.8% (34)21.1% (19)8.9% (8)2.7490
Access to the airport/public transportation36.7% (33)44.4% (40)11.1% (10)1.1% (1)6.7% (6)1.7590

34. During the meeting, did you become aware of the location and venue for the 2014 meeting?
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Response
Count
Yes
30.8%28
No
67.0%61
Don't know
2.2%2

35. If so, how?
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36. If you are aware of its location and venue, how likely are you to attend?
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Percent
Response
Count
Will definitely attend
12.5%10
Somewhat likely to attend
25.0%20
Not able to attend next year's Section meeting
5.0%4
Don't know yet
23.8%19
Not aware of its location/venue
33.8%27

37. If you are likely to attend, please explain what encourages you to do so.
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38. If you are not likely to attend, please explain what discourages you from doing so.
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39. 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
20.0%13
No
47.7%31
Not applicable
32.3%21

40. Do you have suggestions as to what could be done to encourage interaction between students and professionals at the meeting?
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41. Students Only: Did you attend the Plenary Sessions: Panel Discussions on Careers in Geosocience?
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Percent
Response
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Yes
6.0%3
No
58.0%29
Not applicable
36.0%18

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42. Do you think it was helpful for the GSA South Central Section meeting to host Panel Discussions on Careers in Geoscience?
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Yes
93.3%28
No
6.7%2

43. How can GSA encourage more attendance at student-oriented events like this?
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44. Why did you not attend the Plenary Sessions: Panel Discussions on Careers in Geoscience?
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Response
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Time issue (was scheduled too early in the morning)
27.6%8
Conflict with other sessions
24.1%7
Not interested
24.1%7
Not applicable
20.7%6
Other (please specify)
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17.2%5

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45. Do you have other comments that would help future section meeting planners?
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