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1. Are you a GSA member?
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Response
Count
Yes, I am a Professional member
37.0%27
Yes, I am a Student member
37.0%27
No
26.0%19

2. In which Section do you live?
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Percent
Response
Count
Northeastern
4.1%3
North-Central
4.1%3
Southeastern
84.9%62
South-Central
1.4%1
Rocky Mountain
1.4%1
Cordilleran 0.0%0
International
4.1%3
Don't know 0.0%0

3. How often do you attend GSA section meetings?
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Response
Count
Always
19.2%14
Frequently
26.0%19
Occasionally
20.5%15
This was my first time
34.2%25

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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
21.7%15
Frequently
17.4%12
Occasionally
37.7%26
Never
23.2%16

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
72.9%51
Advertising in GSA Today
52.9%37
Notice in GSA Connection
25.7%18
Information on the GSA Website
58.6%41
Direct mail (US postal service)
12.9%9
Information from a GSA Campus Rep
10.0%7
Invitation from a colleague
42.9%30
Other, Please Specify
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10.0%7

7. Please rate your satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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Percent
Response
Count
Very satisfied
55.7%39
Somewhat satisfied
40.0%28
Somewhat dissatisfied
4.3%3
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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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
52.9%37
Yes, somewhat
38.6%27
Not very much
7.1%5
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
1.4%1

9. Did you find that the sessions stimulated your thinking?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, definitely
52.9%37
Yes, somewhat
38.6%27
Not very much
7.1%5
No, not at all 0.0%0
Don't know
1.4%1

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
57.1%40
Yes, somewhat
32.9%23
Not very much
7.1%5
No, not at all
1.4%1
Don't know
1.4%1

11. How often do you attend field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
5.8%4
Frequently
13.0%9
Occasionally
47.8%33
Never
33.3%23

12. Do you attend field trips outside of your area of expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Always
1.5%1
Frequently
14.9%10
Occasionally
41.8%28
Never
41.8%28

13. Do you prefer pre- or post-meeting field trips?
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Percent
Response
Count
Pre-meeting
14.9%10
Post-meeting
22.4%15
Both
34.3%23
Neither
4.5%3
Don't know
23.9%16

14. What field trip length do you prefer?
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Percent
Response
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One day
75.8%47
Overnight
24.2%15

15. If you attended a field trip, how would you rate the experience overall?
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Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
19.0%11
Good
8.6%5
Fair 0.0%0
Poor 0.0%0
Don't know 0.0%0
N/A
72.4%42

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
58.5%38
No
33.8%22
Don't know
7.7%5

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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 rooms58.0% (40)31.9% (22)8.7% (6)0.0% (0)1.4% (1)1.5069
Common areas66.2% (45)29.4% (20)4.4% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.3868
Poster hall55.1% (38)39.1% (27)4.3% (3)1.4% (1)0.0% (0)1.5269
Food and beverage services39.1% (27)34.8% (24)20.3% (14)4.3% (3)1.4% (1)1.9069
Registration process72.5% (50)17.4% (12)10.1% (7)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.3869
STUDENTS: if you attended one of the Mann or Shlemon Mentor luncheons, please rate how informative/useful you found the experience26.3% (10)13.2% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)60.5% (23)1.3338
Abstract submittal process69.4% (43)17.7% (11)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)12.9% (8)1.2062
Abstracts with Program book54.1% (33)13.1% (8)4.9% (3)0.0% (0)27.9% (17)1.3261
Friendliness and service of GSA staff87.1% (54)8.1% (5)0.0% (0)1.6% (1)3.2% (2)1.1362

18. Were the available presentation formats convenient for your purposes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
70.1%47
No 0.0%0
Not applicable
29.9%20

19. Did the uploading of your presentation go smoothly?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
37.9%25
No
4.5%3
Not applicable
57.6%38

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
67.7%44
Mac
24.6%16
Other, Please Specify
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7.7%5

22. Do you use a Smartphone regularly?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
61.2%41
No
38.8%26

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
31.8%21
No
28.8%19
I don't use a Smartphone
39.4%26

24. Do you feel that the meeting registration cost was:
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Percent
Response
Count
High
33.8%23
Low 0.0%0
Just right for the services provided
61.8%42
Don't know
4.4%3

25. Did cost prevent anyone you know from attending?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
48.5%33
No
27.9%19
Don't know
23.5%16

26. Do you think that the availability of student travel grants is widely known?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
50.0%34
No
14.7%10
Don't know
35.3%24

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
41.2%14
No
8.8%3
Not applicable
50.0%17

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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
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Location70.6% (48)26.5% (18)2.9% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.3268
Access to a variety of restaurants52.9% (36)30.9% (21)14.7% (10)1.5% (1)0.0% (0)1.6568
Access to alternate activities (e.g. recreation, shopping, etc.)30.9% (21)32.4% (22)23.5% (16)11.8% (8)1.5% (1)2.1668
Access to the airport/public transportation63.2% (43)29.4% (20)4.4% (3)2.9% (2)0.0% (0)1.4768

29. During the meeting, did you become aware of the location and venue for the 2014 meeting?
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Response
Count
Yes
38.8%26
No
56.7%38
Not applicable
4.5%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
26.7%16
Somewhat likely to attend
23.3%14
Not able to attend next year’s section meeting
6.7%4
Don’t know yet
43.3%26

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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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
19.6%9
No
41.3%19
Not applicable
39.1%18

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