Seasoned Actuaries—The Exam Committee Wants You!
By Daniel G. Roth, Examination Committee Chairperson
As noted in the December 2010 Future Fellows article, “The Evolution of CAS Examination Questions,” the CAS Board of Directors has asked the Examination Committee to shift the mix of items on the exams to include greater assessment of complex reasoning. To meet this demand, the Examination Committee is creating new question-writing processes and is seeking experienced subject-matter experts to help develop better synthesis and evaluation questions—bringing together the important concepts of what an actuary must do. Prior Examination Committee experience is a plus, but not required. These positions also will not require any commitment to grade exams.
Although the committee expects that its traditional grading/writing roles will continue to be an attractive volunteer opportunity for both new and experienced members, it wants to specifically encourage our seasoned actuaries to consider these new question-writing roles as an interesting and exciting way to bring to life the Board’s vision of the future of our examination process.
If you are interested, please contact Rhonda Walker at email@example.com and specify which examination or topic matches your expertise. Please note that the syllabus was revised in 2011 (the revised syllabus can be found online). Question writing will begin in 2012.