Berkeley's College of Letters & Sciences has recently held a colloquium on student engagement/disengagement. The presentation, by Professor Mark Bauerlein of Emory University, is webcast and you can view it through Real Player at http://webcast.berkeley.edu:8080/ramgen/events/ls/bauerlein.rm
Professor Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory and the author of a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article on student disengagement. The article is available online at http://www.chronicle.com/weekly/v52/i18/18b00601.htm. He is concerned with declining levels of participation in the arts and culturally related activities as well as the issue of engagement with studies. A brief summary/intro is available at http://ls.berkeley.edu/undergrad/colloquia/06-04.html
Part two of the colloquium is also online. Visit http://webcast.berkeley.edu for further information.