Terms of Reference

1. Membership

Open to current and former educators and others interested in actuarial education and research. While membership of the network is open to everyone involved in actuarial education and research, including the many people who have not completed a formal actuarial qualification, the network will be specifically focussed on improving actuarial teaching and research, and not on dealing with student queries on study and examinations.

2. Purpose

The purpose of the Actuarial Educators' Network is to provide resources for and facilitate communication about actuarial education and research

3. Role

The activities of the AEN, will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To establish a communication forum and resource base for actuarial educators and researchers to improve the quality of their work. This will be done through meetings, internet resources and other means suggested by the network.

  • To assist the IAA Education Committee in fulfilling their role, specifically though not necessarily restricted to
    • being an expert resource for IAA core syllabus reviews
    • assisting with the technical content of educational conferences organised by the IAA;
  • To collaborate with the Education Committee in facilitating developments in the globalisation of education systems leading to common syllabuses and common assessments;

  • To participate in the Education Committee effort to provide a consultative forum and resource base for associations developing their education requirements;

  • To assist established conferences of actuarial educators and to help establish new conferences.

4. Governance and logistical support

Direction for the AEN will be provided by the Subcommittee for Actuarial Educators, which will be a Subcommittee of the Education Committee of the International Actuarial Association. The Subcommittee will work with the International Actuarial Association (IAA) to ensure appropriate budget and logistical support for the AEN from the IAA.

5. Meetings

The Subcommittee for Actuarial Educators will meet as per their own Terms of Reference. The AEN will publicise existing meetings of actuarial educators to all its members and may establish new meetings. In addition, as per section 3, they will be involved in the technical content of education conferences organised by the IAA.

6. Website

The IAA will host the website for the AEN. The website is intended to be a primary resource base for sharing of education and research resources.