Once considered among the top disciplines on a college campus, English has lost much of its intellectual rigor. English departments also have lost much of their enrollment.

A recent Pope Center for Higher Education Policy report details The Decline of the English Department. Director of Policy Analysis Jay Schalin offered highlights from the report during a presentation for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

In the video clip below, Schalin details changing academic standards for English majors at the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus.

2 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 48:28 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.