Academicize is a alternative form of academicise.
As verbs the difference between academicise and academicize
is that academicise
is standard spelling of from=Non-Oxford British spelling|lang=en|academicize while academicize
is to make academic; to turn or absorb into a formal academic subject.
To make academic; to turn or absorb into a formal academic subject.
[Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.]