What is academic?

  • (noun): An educator who works at a college or university.
    Synonyms: academician, faculty member
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on academic:

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

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"
  • (adj): Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
    Synonyms: donnish, pedantic

Famous quotes containing the word academic:

    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)

    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)

    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)