of Individual Program Critiques
for the 2003 EMFI Field Program
(based on 4.0-point scale; 20 responses)
I. Technical Content of the Field Experience
B. Range of topics covered
D. Opportunity to acquire
E. Opportunity for discussion
F. Opportunity for interaction
II. Field Guide
|IV. EMFI Staff
|V. Value of
A. Professional value
B. Educational value
evaluation of the Field Program
1) In your opinion, what
were the most significant strengths of the Program?
- Comprehensive content /
Immersion, hands-on approach / Number of sites visited /
- Breadth of program
- Bringing participants together
/ Diversity of participants / Interaction with other
participants (multiple) / Good networking
- Bringing together of agency
& Congressional staff is unusual and useful
- John Rold's commentary /
Good geologic comments / John Rold is a real strength /
- Loved John's commentary
/ John Rold was great / Geologic commentary / John's
- Speakers were excellent
/ People at the sites were informative and generous in sharing
- Ability to observe the range
of people that agency folks have to deal with and to hear
from them directly
- Very well organized / Organization
(multiple) / Well constructed and executed
- Exceptional attention to
logistics and detail
- EMFI staff did an excellent
job / Knowledgeable staff / Experience of staff / Faculty
2) In your opinion, what were the most significant weaknesses of the Program?
- No major weakness / None
in my opinion
- Should include a group discussion
at the end of the trip / Need a formal wrap-up
- More free time / 1/2-day
off would be nice / Tiring trip / Rushed
- Shared rooms / Would prefer
single rooms / Roommates
- Have more opposing sides
on the issues / More balance on issues
- Should address more policy
and political issues
- Some whining presentations
- Hearing from government
- Would like more emphasis
on the global situation / Should address demand-side, not
- Should include geothermal
and clean coal, and emphasize economics
- Should address tribal energy
issues and perspectives
- Too much classroom time
- Group too large
- More dinners on your own
3) Any additional comments?
- Definitely the best "training"
program I've ever had!
- Thanks for an incredibly
productive and enjoyable and well-organized trip!
- Thank you very much for
having me on the program / Thank you - a great experience
- Keep doing what you are
- It proved to be a valuable
- Enjoyed areas of historic
- Use bus video more often.
- Suggest keeping energy and
from Participants Following the Program
- "Getting out of the
office and meeting and making new friends who share the same work interests
was also really refreshing."
- "The entire week's
activities were exceptionally well organized, with an ideal balance of opportunity
for visiting sites, meeting industry representatives, and networking with
- I feel I have gained a solid
foundation for further building my knowledge of energy production and applying
that knowledge to a sound energy policy."
- "I just can't say enough
great things about the EMFI tour!"
- "Not only was the week
informative, it was just so enjoyable to meet people in the various agencies
-- the "human face" of the Governmental process."
- "The EMFI trip was
one of the most beneficial learning experiences I've had."
- "Excellent hands-on
experience, highly knowledgeable faculty, extremely valuable presentations,
outstanding mix of participants, and a great opportunity to make important
- "I can't remember attending
a conference that was so well planned and effective in reaching the needs
of the audience."
- "I see now that the
praise for the program my colleagues professed before I attended is very well