What is 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 ... 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 ...
Davidson College - Academics - Admissions Profile
... the broadest sense." Davidson prides itself on a student body chosen not only for their academic promise, but also for their character ... is composed 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." ...
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 ...
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
... 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 ...

More definitions of "academic":

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

Famous quotes containing the word academic:

    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)

    The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent.
    David Mamet (b. 1947)

    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)