About three ago, a new word cropped up in the lexicon of educators: the "disconnect". Some neologisms vanish as suddenly as they appear, but this one proved especially hardy and useful, providing an easy way to describe lost connections or areas where linkages ought to exist but do not.
Coye, Dale, "Ernest Boyer and the New American College: Connecting the "Disconnects"" (1997). Service Learning, General. 238.