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September 08, 2005

Accreditation Implementation Task Force Draft Report

SOA Accreditation of Academic Actuarial Science Programs:
A Draft for Your Review and Comment

At its October 2004 meeting, the SOA Board of Governors passed the following motion:

“The Board of Governors accepts and approves the Report of the Task Force on Academic Infrastructure. The Board approves, in principle, the undertaking of a process of accreditation for academic actuarial science programs, consistent with the recommendations contained in the Report, and appoints an Implementation Task Force to establish the rules and procedures of such accreditation process. The Implementation Working Group is to report its completed task to the Board at its June 2005, meeting.”

The Board has agreed to defer the report’s due date in order to allow for the opportunity to obtain feedback from a broad range of potentially interested constituencies through this posting.

The Accreditation Implementation Task Force (AITF) has posted an excerpt of its draft report. The excerpt includes the proposed criteria and structure for an accreditation system, as well as a draft application form. (For convenience, you may use the table of contents to navigate through the excerpt.)

We ask that you provide your feedback through the online survey, which can be accessed at http://www.surveyz.com/TakeSurvey?id=24556 . For other than college or university employees, we estimate the survey may take 20 minutes to complete after the draft report has been reviewed. We anticipate college or university employees will need 5-10 more minutes to complete their additional questions.

In order for the AITF to carefully consider the feedback received before presenting its recommendation to the SOA Board, the AITF has set a deadline of September 23rd for feedback. Thus, this survey will no longer be available after 5:00 p.m. on September 23rd.

Thank you! We very much appreciate you taking the time to review the draft and provide feedback.

The Accreditation Implementation Task Force

Douglas Borton, Jim Daniel, Victor de la Peña, Mary Rosalyn Hardy, Bryan Hearsey, Curtis Huntington, Michel Jacques, Stuart Klugman, Warren Luckner, Cynthia Miller, Wolfe Snow, Jeyaraj Vadiveloo, Catherine Wallach

Source: SOA.org

Posted by Tom Troceen