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Faculty Enhancement and Instructional Development (FEID) award  

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.

2023 Submission Link

Deadline: All FEID applications must be submitted no later than Monday, March 13, 2023, 11:59pm.

Previous grant recipients must submit their final report through the online system 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. 

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Proposals for FEID will be evaluated based on the following.

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Call Focus: Course Innovation  

Projects shall address course redesign and/or innovation in teaching practices.

Examples include:

  • Modifying an approved face-to-face course to be offered in a different approved modality
  • Modifying assessments/assignments within a current course
  • Implementation or expansion of high-impact practices
  • Application of best/promising practices produced from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Implementation of pedagogy for diverse audiences
  • Program or Departmental change
  • Interdisciplinary course modification or proposal OR collaborative projects * 

*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:

  • Identify a problem, a need (provide data to substantiate FSSD dashboard, CSU dashboard) and provide objectives for solving,
  • Provide a clear plan which highlights the methods, activities and innovations being implemented,
  • Describe assessment of measurable outcomes of achievement,
  • Discuss the benefits of the project (for University, Department, Students and/or Faculty), and
  • Plan for sustainability.

Eligibility: 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:

  • Up to a ($5,000) stipend for Summer 2023

  • Up to 3 WTUs assigned time for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024

Funding for FEID: 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. 

Operating Expenses and Equipment (OE&E): 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).

Brief report: 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.

Previous recipients and future reviewing: FEID award recipients may be asked to serve as FEID reviewers the following semester or year.

Background Information about the Robert and Louise Lee Collaborative Teaching Award

This grant 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.

Other Grant Resources


Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

 Titan Research Gateway

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) works with other units throughout the campus to seek external support for faculty research, creative activity, and institutional projects that support the educational and service mission of the university. Collaboration is sought across disciplines, departments, and community partners in preparing proposals to federal, state, and private agencies.

Center for Internships & Community Engagement

CICE offers faculty engaged, or seeking to engage, in service-learning support through grant opportunities. These grants facilitate the creation of and student access to high-quality community-engagement opportunities and high impact practices. You can find further information about CICE Service-Learning Grants at   CICE Grants.