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ERIC Number: EJ1035459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Recruiting and Advising Challenges in Actuarial Science
Case, Bettye Anne; Guan, Yuanying Michelle; Paris, Stephen
PRIMUS, v24 n9-10 p891-903 2014
Some challenges to increasing actuarial science program size through recruiting broadly among potential students are identified. Possible solutions depend on the structures and culture of the school. Up to three student cohorts may result from partition of potential students by the levels of academic progress before program entry: students entering college for the first time, undergraduate transfers, and baccalaureate degree holders. Serving full-time students from these diverse academic levels--and also part-time students who may be from any of the cohorts--involves adaptations such as added recruiting methods, modified curriculum sequencing, extra one-on-one advising, and adjusted professional development activities. As a starting point for faculty dialogue, this paper presents some data and gives references and discussion points.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A