Some ailments that afflict our current disciplines. I might be guilty of many of these myself, but not of all of them at once.
1. Social-scientification. The social-sciencing of the humanities is the preference for topics that really don't belong to the humanities at all. Everything is displaced onto some other discipline considered to be more real. We are really interested in history and politics, so everything has a political pay-off.
2. Vagueness. Everything is about the process, about raising the questions, not ever about answering them or talking about why some answers might be better than others. It's about being exposed to great things, appreciating them, but not knowing how to do anything in concrete terms. It's all about interrogating the conditions about what it means to be human, blah, blah, blah. We pay homage to critical thinking but don't make the student actually think, or defend an actual position.
3. Post-modernification. This is related to the vagueness, but here the vagueness derives from an appeal to certain thinkers who proved to us that we can't really assert anything anymore. Certain fields, like composition studies, basically have destroyed themselves by using left-over deconstruction.
4. De-disciplining ourselves. In the urge to be inter-disciplinary, we actually have contempt for any kind of discipline. We don't want to think very hard about anything.
5. Linguification. Want to have the perfect terminology, and often mistake that for a theory. We are obsessed with language but often use language badly.