Academic

  • (adj): Hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result.
    Example: "An academic discussion"; "an academic question"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on academic:

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 ... Academic disciplines tend to co-evolve with systems of professions ... The academic disciplines and professions may be said to 'own' knowledge and the privilege/responsibility of validating/authorizing new knowledge extensions in particular ...
Davidson College - Academics - Admissions Profile
... a student body chosen not only for their academic promise, but also for their character ... three major elements 1) the evaluation of academic performance and potential 2) the assessment of individual characteristics and 3) the recognition of ... 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." ...
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 ... offers students individualized attention and academic advising, with an average class size of 14, and a student/faculty ratio of 111 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "academic":

  • (adj): Associated with academia or an academy.
    Example: "The academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"
  • (adj): Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
    Synonyms: donnish, pedantic

Famous quotes containing the word academic:

    I was so grateful to be independent of the academic establishment. I thought, how awful it would be to have my future hinge on such people and such decisions.
    Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)

    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)

    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)