Among the different dimensions of teaching, research is one of the most prestigious. It is from this that universities and professionals are evaluated on quality and productivity. The text analyzes four documents of Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination (Capes) in order to discuss the impact of the logic of academic productivism in teacher professional development from the understanding of professor as intellectual. Although the objective of Capes is the formation of qualified human resources for teaching in higher grade, its evaluation strategies, by privileging the amount of publications, cause consequences not only in relevance of the scientific production as in the insufficient maintenance of the pedagogical and didactic formation of teachers working at graduation.
Higher education; Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination; Intellectual work; College professor; Professional development