The Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) Innovative Initiative Award recognizes and promotes best practices across Illinois. The Innovative Initiative Award provides the opportunity for institutions to showcase outstanding new programs and to outline the path to that success.
Initiatives meet the following criteria:
+ Contribute to the purpose of ICCHE
+ Meet a need in the community served by the institution
+ Impact the institution, personnel, administration, budget, partners, community, etc.
+ Be innovative and/or unique in continuing higher education
+ Demonstrate ease of replication, scalability, or availability for use by other institutions
The 2018 recipient of the Innovative Initiative Award is the University of Illinois System for "TransferREADY.org."
TransferREADY.org fills a need expressly voiced by college admission counselors in high schools and community colleges who sought a single source to help understand and use a variety of transfer resources and advising tools. It is the only site of its kind in Illinois. It is not institution-specific; rather it is designed as a statewide tool, available to all. It is effective for counselors, students, parents, etc. The site was created through collaboration between the University of Illinois System and Illinois MyCreditsTransfer in consultation with IBHE, ICCB, the Illinois Transfer Coordinators, IAI/iTransfer and other transfer stakeholders.