What is academic?

  • (adj): Associated with academia or an academy.
    Example: "The academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on academic:

Indian Institute Of Management Bangalore - Campus Life - Academic Council
... The Academic Council is an elected body that facilitates the management of the academic system at IIM Bangalore ...
Discipline (specialism)
... An academic discipline, or field of study, is a branch of knowledge that is taught and researched at the college or university level ... Disciplines are defined (in part), and recognized by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies and academic departments or faculties to which their practitioners belong ... Academic disciplines tend to co-evolve with systems of professions ...
Davidson College - Academics - Admissions Profile
... Davidson prides itself on a student body chosen not only for their academic promise, but also for their character ... composed of three major elements 1) the evaluation of academic performance and potential 2) the assessment of individual characteristics and 3) the ... These three elements are used to gain an understanding of each student's academic and personal strengths and, thus, give an overall evaluation of the individual's eligibility for admission." ...
RMIT University - Academics
... The divisions are responsible for RMIT's 24 academic schools (21 higher education schools including a graduate/professional school, and three TAFE schools) ... The schools are grouped into three academic portfolios - which are referred to as colleges ... In addition to its academic colleges, the university has a dedicated research portfolio ...
University Of The Ozarks - Academic Programs
... Students have access to a variety of academic support resources, including the university's Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and Student Support Services (SSS), a federally funded ... The university offers students individualized attention and academic advising, with an average class size of 14, and a student/faculty ratio of 111 ...

More definitions of "academic":

  • (adj): Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
    Synonyms: donnish, pedantic
  • (adj): Hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result.
    Example: "An academic discussion"; "an academic question"

Famous quotes containing the word academic:

    An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    If we focus exclusively on teaching our children to read, write, spell, and count in their first years of life, we turn our homes into extensions of school and turn bringing up a child into an exercise in curriculum development. We should be parents first and teachers of academic skills second.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)