What Is Academia? - Definition & Overview


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If you hear the term 'academia,' it most likely refers to the world of college professors and those in training to become college professors.

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1. An academic is free to pursue research in which of the following fields?

2. What is the highest degree an academic usually attains?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the definition and specific characteristics of academia. Some things you'll be assessed on include what 'academia' refers to, what academics can pursue research in, and the highest degree an academic usually obtains.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What 'academia' refers to
  • Areas in which academics can pursue research
  • The highest degree an academic usually obtains
  • How academics benefit from tenure
  • Some of the controversies surrounding academic culture

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding academia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition and characteristics of academia
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on academia and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about academia, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Academia? - Definition & Overview This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition
  • Fields of study
  • Professional hierarchy
  • Criticism and controversies