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Old 07-10-2009, 12:01 AM
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given the treatment of actuarial reports by the FL DOI with respect to citizens rates over the years, how could anyone convince the lgislature that actuaries matter?
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:27 PM
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Dear All:

This is the latest news.

http://news.ucf.edu/UCFnews/index?pa...36c33d7900495a

Statistics survive. Unfortunately, actuarial science not.


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Old 07-10-2009, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the update Gary, I think its pretty sad that the university can keep Stats and not Act. Sci. realistically they could easily restructure the course catalog for Act Sci and keep it. The only classes needed to be offered over the typical stat major are life con and theory of interest. I would think they could easily eliminate practicum. Oh well at least Stats stays. It's disappointing for the actuarial staff but the Uni can survive without act sci. but without a stats program that'd be pretty pathetic imo.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:53 PM
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basically, what spencer5 said:

can someone answer what classes that were in demand before will not be offered now? what is the impact on act sci students whose program is going into runoff? will the courses they previously needed no longer be offered?

going forward, will those classes still be offered, but from someone in the stats dept and now taught by an actsci professor?
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:57 PM
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basically, what spencer5 said:

can someone answer what classes that were in demand before will not be offered now? what is the impact on act sci students whose program is going into runoff? will the courses they previously needed no longer be offered?

going forward, will those classes still be offered, but from someone in the stats dept and now taught by an actsci professor?
Technically, there is no impact for students who can finish in two years. The problem is really that UCF administration purposely stops admitting students to the act sci major.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:04 AM
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Technically, there is no impact for students who can finish in two years. The problem is really that UCF administration purposely stops admitting students to the act sci major.
And really, those who cant finish in two years will just get their Stats degree and then take actuarial exams. They may miss out on a class or two.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:30 AM
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Absolutely. That's why the department was working very hard to keep Stats alive.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:18 PM
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It will work well for kids who already know about act. sci. However, in my case, had UCF not had a program I would probably have never heard about it.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:21 AM
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Speaking for the profession, I still hate to see that the school is trying to cut Act Sci.
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