from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The academic community; academe.
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- n. The scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole.
- n. Continuous study at higher education institutions; scholarship.
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- n. the academic world
Where in academia is incompetence more evident than in Economics departments?
The difference between Continental Europe and the U.S. that led to such a change in academia is that postwar leftism in Europe was obsessed with class.
The situation in academia is equally exhausting, with academics overburdened with demands for teaching, administration and research.
Actually the publishing industry in academia is well due for a correction, in a broad sense.
The crunch in academia is very real and has been steadily worsening for decades.
And on the larger scale, the issue of the role that academia plays on Wall Street and the role that Wall Street plays in academia is not widely known.
Anyone who works in academia is aware of this class structure, and very few people are happy about it.
The trend in academia is to hire adjuncts instead of full faculty, but here and there there are exceptions.
To me, the next gauntlet to throw down to the critics, at least those who come from within academia, is to sketch out a program of “conservative” scholarly and pedagogical practice in the humanities.
First, no one in American academia is worried that they risk death from the U.S. military by blocking military recruiters; on the other hand, British academics (and other British civilians) face a plausible (if statistically small) possibility of being targeted by Islamist terrorists.