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Academic Standards

What does the academic term Academic Standards mean in higher education?

Academic Standards

Academic Standards definition

Short Definition

Academic Standards are the criteria and expectations for academic performance and conduct established by a college or university.

In-depth Overview

Academic Standards

Long definition: Academic standards are a set of predetermined criteria that outline the knowledge, skills, competencies and learning outcomes that students are expected to achieve within a particular educational program, course or institution. These standards establish a framework for curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, helping maintain consistency and excellence in education.

Etymology: The term "academic standards" combines "academic", which pertains to education and learning, with "standards", signifying established norms or criteria. Together, they denote the predetermined criteria that define educational quality.

Synonyms or related academic terms:
  • Educational standards
  • Curricular standards
  • Learning benchmarks
Examples of Use:
  1. The university maintains high academic standards to ensure that students receive a top-tier education.
  2. Assessing student performance against academic standards helps identify areas for improvement in the curriculum.
  • Spanish: Estándares académicos
  • French: Normes académiques
  • German: Akademische Standards
  • Italian: Standard accademici
  • Portuguese: Padrões acadêmicos
  • Japanese: 学術基準 (Gakujutsu kijun)
  • Chinese (Simplified): 学术标准 (Xuéshù biāozhǔn)
  • Hindi: शैक्षिक मानक (Shikshik mānak)

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Academic Standards

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