Academic

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

Some articles on academic:

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 TRIO program ... The university offers students individualized attention and academic advising, with an average class size of 14, and a student/faculty ratio of 111 ...
Davidson College - Academics - Admissions Profile
... sense." Davidson prides itself on a student body chosen not only for their academic promise, but also for their character ... process is composed of three major elements 1) the evaluation of academic performance and potential 2) the assessment of individual characteristics and 3 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... Academic disciplines tend to co-evolve with systems of professions ...

More definitions of "academic":

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

Famous quotes containing the word academic:

    Short of a wholesale reform of college athletics—a complete breakdown of the whole system that is now focused on money and power—the women’s programs are just as doomed as the men’s are to move further and further away from the academic mission of their colleges.... We have to decide if that’s the kind of success for women’s sports that we want.
    Christine H. B. Grant, U.S. university athletic director. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A42 (May 12, 1993)

    Being in a family is like being in a play. Each birth order position is like a different part in a play, with distinct and separate characteristics for each part. Therefore, if one sibling has already filled a part, such as the good child, other siblings may feel they have to find other parts to play, such as rebellious child, academic child, athletic child, social child, and so on.
    Jane Nelson (20th century)

    You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn’t kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him chasing the money changers out of the temple.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)