Academic

  • (adj): Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
    Synonyms: donnish, pedantic
    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 ... students individualized attention and academic advising, with an average class size of 14, and a student/faculty ratio of 111 ...
RMIT University - Academics
... 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 ...
Davidson College - Academics - Admissions Profile
... itself on a student body chosen not only for their academic promise, but also for their character ... of three major elements 1) the evaluation of academic performance and potential 2) the assessment of individual characteristics and 3) the recognition of outstanding interests ... 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." ...
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 ... Academic disciplines tend to co-evolve with systems of professions ...
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 ...

More definitions of "academic":

  • (adj): Associated with academia or an academy.
    Example: "The academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"
  • (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:

    The academic expectations for a child just beginning school are minimal. You want your child to come to preschool feeling happy, reasonably secure, and eager to explore and learn.
    Bettye M. Caldwell (20th century)

    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)

    If twins are believed to be less intelligent as a class than single-born children, it is not surprising that many times they are also seen as ripe for social and academic problems in school. No one knows the extent to which these kind of attitudes affect the behavior of multiples in school, and virtually nothing is known from a research point of view about social behavior of twins over the age of six or seven, because this hasn’t been studied either.
    Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century)