CSUEB is committed to transforming undergraduate education in ways that improve its graduates' readiness to thrive in a 21st Century global environment. To support the innovation and changes necessary to realize this commitment, Academic Affairs awarded Programmatic Excellence & Innovation in Learning (PEIL) grants to winning proposals from 2012-2016. The Office of Faculty Development administered the PEIL program from 2014-2017. These grants enabled faculty-led teams to design, implement, and study new approaches to teaching and learning. Funding was awarded to projects comprised of one or two faculty-leads' and additional faculty, staff and/or student collaborators with knowledge and expertise relevant to the project. Faculty leads were encouraged to draw on faculty, staff, and/or student expertise within and across departments and colleges (i.e., interdisciplinary teams) so that the diverse array of knowledge and expertise present at CSUEB addressed identified problems within the major(s)/degree(s) and General Education.
PEIL funding was intended to help faculty, staff, student team members, and campus administrators: