English composition departments often neglect to teach English composition itself.
Journalist and editor Camilo Jimenéz explains that he resigned from teaching because the vast majority of his privileged, private school-educated students could not compose a single error-free paragraph properly summarizing a longer text.
This article by Stephen Zelnick recounting Temple University's departure from the Great Conversation appeared in the "Case Studies in Academic Malady" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 22, no. 3).