University TALC approved an extensive list of optional questions that can be used to select two additional course and two additional teacher questions that can be added to an evaluation.
The process of determining the appropriate mix of questions for the optional question bank was extensive. Optional questions used in the CEI and SET over a seven-year period were collected. Questions used by other universities were added to the list. The questions were then reviewed and the trimmed. The resulting list was categorised by question focus and nearly 1,000 students engaged in a validation exercise which involved answering questionnaires containing all questions. Results of the validation exercise were evaluated and the list trimmed to the final version that was approved by TALC.