Last Published 9/14/23
The Faculty Development Center (FDC) announces the annual call for applications for the Faculty Enhancement and Instructional Development (FEID) Award. The goal of the FEID award is to support faculty in designing instructional improvement which leads to increased student success thereby supporting the University strategic plan, specifically goals one and two.
Some years the Robert and Louise Lee Collaborative Teaching Award is also available. More information on this grant is available at the bottom of the page. It is not available in 2023.
Previous grant recipients must submit their final report using the Final Report Submission Link before applying for the current year. If you are applying and receive a message that you aren’t eligible, this could be due to the system not finding your final report. You can resubmit your final report by logging into the system and submitting. Once you submit, the system should approve you for a new submission.
Proposals are evaluated on several criteria. Please review the Proposal Overview, Support Presentation and FEID Rubric below before you write your proposal.
Projects shall address course redesign and/or innovation in teaching practices. Examples include:
*For interdisciplinary or collaborative projects only one lead person should submit, but highlight how the work will be distributed.
Priority is given to proposals that:
Tenured and tenure-track faculty (any rank), FERPers (projects for active semesters only), and lecturers with full-time contracts. A faculty member who received an FEID award through the last call for applications (a stipend for Summer 2022 or WTUs in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023) is not eligible to receive an FEID award through this year’s call.
FEID Award Applicants may request either:
If proposing a collaborative project, only one collaborator should complete the application. The application should detail how the collaborators will divide the award on the application budget worksheet.
Additionally, applicants may request up to $500 for Operating Expenses and Equipment (OE&E) funds (*please note that State Funds may not be used to purchase gift cards).
Following the semester in which an award is assigned, the recipient must submit a brief report of the funded project by uploading it to the FEID website. If no report is submitted, the faculty member is not eligible for future FDC funding.
FEID award recipients may be asked to serve as FEID reviewers the following semester or year.
Final Report Submission Link
2023 Submission Link
The call asks for data to substantiate stated needs. One source of data is found at CSUF's Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning website on the Institutional Research - Faculty and Staff Data page.
List of Past Recipients
This grant, offered only as funding allows, was established by Robert and Louise Lee in 1995. Dr. Louise G Lee (MS, CSUF, Ed.D., USC), 1920-2008, was a professor of education, the Emeritus Director of the Office of International Education and Exchange, and president of CLE (now OLLI) Award.
This award is usually $1,500; however, during the 2022-2023 academic year the grant dividend had grown to $7,700 and from those funds we were able to fund three collaborative teams (we funded 2 more teams with funding from the Provost’s Office). This allows co-instructors of a class and/or co-curricular activity either to divide the stipend or to work out assigned time.