Narrow Scope of Scholarship?
"Such practices [of avoiding subjective or qualitative evaluations of quality in scholarship] have invited abuse. Attempts at objectivity led to a system in which activities that were not so easily quantified--teaching, integrative work, and applied work--were avoided as a waste of valuable time" (Glassick, Huber, & Maeroff, 1997, p. 20).
Glassick, C. E., Huber, M. T., & Maeroff, G. I. (1997). Scholarship assessed: Evaluation of the professoriate. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.