College of Communication & Education

Office of Outreach, Research, & Grants

The College of Communication and Education established the Office of Outreach, Research, and Grants (ORG) in 2011 to provide support to CME administrators and faculty interested in seeking external grant and contract funding opportunities. The CME ORG office is dedicated to serving faculty and students of California State University, Chico and specifically the College of Communication and Education faculty in their efforts to provide quality education and training experiences for students and professional development opportunities for teachers in partner K-12 schools. Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Communication Studies; Journalism; Kinesiology; Liberal Studies; Media Arts, Design, and Technology; Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management; and the School of Education have benfitted from financial support in the form of stipends, experiential field opportunities, and cohorted training programs. The ORG office also provides support and project administration services upon funding award. 

Available support and services provided include:

  • Proposal research and development
  • Budget/fiscal management
  • Project administrative and clerical support
  • Coordination of funded projects
  • Sub-Contract and independent contractor agreement development
  • Data collection and management
  • Performance reporting assistance
  • Project liaison services: campus departments, K-12 schools, community agencies, foundations, and funding agencies

CME Office of Outreach, Research, and Grants

Tehama Hall Room 401
Staff Contact Information

Staff Information Table
NAMETITLEEMAILPHONE
Kristin Lower
CME Grants Coordinatorkjlower@csuchico.edu530-898-6887
Anina BermanGrants Specialist Ilaberman@csuchico.edu530-898-6146
Rachael BeyersGrants Specialist IIIrlbeyers@csuchico.edu530-898-5025
Jonni DunganGrants Specialist IIIjdungan@csuchico.edu530-898-4026
Blanca EstradaGrants Specialist IIbestrada6@csuchico.edu530-898-5744
Lexi KornblumGrants Specialist Ilkornblum@csuchico.edu530-898-3741
Cheryl OrdoricaGrants Specialist IIIcordorica@csuchico.edu530-898-3246

Current Funded Projects Supported by the CME Office of Outreach, Research, and Grants

Project Information Table
GRANT TITLE & INFORMATIONFUNDING AGENCYPROJECT YEARSTOTAL AWARD

BRILLA (Biliteracy as a Resource:  Investing in Literacy Across Languages for All)

Project director:  Dr. Charles Zartman

US Department of Education, OELA

9/1/21-8/31/26

$1,195,990

The CIELO Project (Community and Instruction for Expanding English Learners' Opportunities)

Project director:  Dr. Charles Zartman 

US Department of Education, OELA

9/1/21 - 8/31/23

 $2,592,133

CLASS (Computational Literacy Across Secondary Settings)

Project directors: Dr. Jennifer Oloff-Lewis and Dr. Jamie Linn Gunderson

US Department of Education, TQP10/1/19-9/30/24$5,866,208

CTEPP (Center for Transformational Educator Preparation Programs)

Project directors:  Dr. Erin Whitney, Nora McKay

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/ CSU Chancellor's Office7/1/22-6/30/24

$174,635

21st Century California School Leadership Academy:  NorCal ELC (Educational Leadership Consortium)

Project director: Dr. Mike Kotar

State of California7/1/20-6/30/23


$3,565,210

SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development)

Project director:  Dr. Ben Seipel

US Department of Education

10/1/22-9/30/25

$13,444,421

TIER (Training in Interdisciplinary Education and Research) (PDF)

Project directors: Dr. Rebecca Lytle, Dr. Jessika Lawrence

US Department of Education, OSEP1/1/19-1/31/24


$1,250,000