The EVP/VPAA University Academic programs and Services (UAPS) team are taking the lead in carrying transfer arena conversations directly to community college partners. The past academic year the U of I System met with the College of DuPage, John A. Logan, Moraine Valley, and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges for discussions on the transfer arena and witnessed the system work directly with Elgin, Kishwaukee, Highland, McHenry, and Rock Valley community colleges. The system hosted the 4th annual Transfer Symposium, while the My Credits Transfer program engaged directly with Black Hawk, Lake County, John Wood, Lincoln Land, Parkland, Oakton, Prairie State, Richland, Sauk Valley, Triton and Waubonsee community colleges. The system’s engagement with community colleges will continue on through the summer and into the new academic year.
The UAPS team, along with transfer admission colleagues from our three universities will be hosting a boutique transfer symposium with the City College of Chicago, and in separate meetings, to discuss the transfer processes and the strengthening of relationships. Meetings were held at Harper College and at Joliet Junior College, in addition system-community college meetings will also be held at Richland and Lincoln Land.
Across the 2022-23 academic year, the system, either through its Transfer Guarantee Program, UAPS, or MCT will have engaged directly with 32 of the state’s 48 community colleges by summer’s close.
The system is proud to continue and strengthen its numerous relationships and partnerships with Illinois’ great community colleges and is proud of its part in Illinois leading the nation in community college transfer students’ baccalaureate degree completions.