College of Communication & Education

The Office of Outreach, Research & Grants

The College of Communication and Education established the CME 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. Benefits of external funding to students majoring in Communication Arts and Sciences, Media Arts, Design, and Technology, Journalism, Liberal Studies, Education, Recreation Hospitality, and Parks Management, and Kinesiology include 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 Proposal Development
  • Budget/Fiscal Management Services
  • Project Administrative/Clerical Support Services
  • 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; Funding Agencies

CME Office of Outreach, Research, and Grants

Tehama Hall Room 401
Staff Contact Information

Staff Information Table
NAMETITLEEMAILPHONE
Joleen BarnhillCME Grants Coordinatorjbarnhill@csuchico.edu530-898-6887
Rachael Beyers Project Assistant/Recruiterrlbeyers@csuchico.edu530-898-5025
Ajani Billington Project Assistant/Recruiterabillington@csuchico.edu530-898-4503
Joann RoseProject Assistantjorose@csuchico.edu530-898-3307
Cheryl OrdoricaProject Assistant/Recruitercordorica@csuchico.edu530-898-3246
Jonni DunganProject Assistant/CPD Student Advisoryccarkhuff@csuchico.edu530-898-4026
Blanca Estrada TIERS Grant: Room Tehama Hall 412bestrada6@csuchico.edu530-898-5744

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

Project Information Table
GRANT TITLE & INFORMATIONFUNDING AGENCYPROJECT YEARSTOTAL AWARD

TIER (Training in Interdisciplinary Education and Research)

Project directors: Rebecca Lytle and Jessika Lawrence

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

 $1.25M

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

Project Directors:  Chuck Zartman and Esther Larocco

US Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition

9/1/17-9/30/22

 $2,468,813

MOCCA-C Assessing Individual Differences in Struggling Adult Learners

Project Director: Ben Seipel

IES, US Department of Education   

7/1/18-/30/21  

$1,390,039 

Northeastern California Preparation and Retention of Indian Educators II (NorCAL PRIE II)

Project Director: Michelle Cepello

Northeastern California Preparation and Retention of Indian Educators II (NorCAL PRIE II)10/2016-9/2019$1,097,550
TRIAD II Project

Project Directors: Al Schademan and Mimi Miller
Bechtel Foundation7/2016-10/2019$900K
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA READING & LITERACY PROJECTS

Project Director: Rebecca Justeson

Site Directors:  Michelle (Seligman) Herriage and Elva Tabarez

Federal and State NCLB and CRLP7/2016-6/2019$76,132

PRISMS:  Promoting Rural Improvement in Secondary Math and Science

Websites:

Residency in Secondary Education (RISE):

www.csuchico.edu/soe/rise/

Project Director:  Maggie Payne

Office of Innovation and Improvement, US Dept of Education10/1-9/2020$6.48M

NorCal CLIPP (Northern California Collaboration for Low Incidence Personnel Preparation) 

Project Director: Talya Kemper

Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services, US Dept of Education10/2013-9/2019$1.25M

Collaborative Professional Development in Rural California Schools

Project Directors: Esther Larocco, Charles Zartman

Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, US Dept of Education5/2012- 8/2017$1.9M