"At the college level, there are three crucial blockages to helping students with their writing. First, professors do not see themselves as teachers of basic skills. They believe that they should teach the content of their courses, not engage in mundane tasks like grading student writing.
Second, correcting writing is hard, time-consuming, and a possible source of conflict.
Third, there is no incentive to do it. Almost never will a professor find himself earning any rewards, much less additional compensation, for devoting time to working with students on their writing."
From time-to-time I find interesting articles about the state of universities, the field of history, etc. I'll post them here just in case anyone else is interested.