2018 Post-Symposium Symposium Survey Results

Main Findings

  • 90% of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the conference.
  • Respondents were asked why they were interested in this year's event. The majority answered interest in the topic (90% and to support the organization (60%).

Reasons why people attended:

  • Planning a workshop in August on a similar topic
  • To grow intellectually
  • To improve my teaching methods
  • Critical thinking is USFSM's QEP subject
  • Professional Development

The overall rating for the keynote speaker was overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few comments by respondents:

  • Dr. Medina's presentation was captivating and informative.
  • Great keynote presenter!
  • Really liked his talk, and am about halfway through the book... very interesting and the attention section very applicable to teaching.
  • Really caused me to rethink what I have been doing based on his presentation of neuroscience and its relationship to learning.
  • This was the best presentation I believe I've ever watched.

While responses were overwhelmingly positive, we are taking into consideration some feedback from participants.

  • More breakout sessions in the afternoon.
  • Separate break-out for faculty to discuss their concerns.
  • Allow more brainstorming and interactions among participants.
  • Length of symposium (shorter).
  • Participants were leaving early, making it harder to network.
  • More activity based learning.
  • Short "speed-dating" kind of activity for networking.