I’ve received a letter from a uni’ lecturer mate about a staff meeting during the lockdown. The discussion centred on working at home. One of the group asked whether they thought the university would compensate her for, “having to use her own teabags, milk and toilet paper.” She was deadly serious.
There was a time (half a century ago) when university lecturers were held in high regard. They certainly no longer are, and that incident is typical of why. To describe them as academics, particularly given the number of bullshit subjects, is simply an abuse of language.