MPA student Amanda Graor published a piece in PA TIMES called, "The Challenge of Collaboration and Individual Performance Evaluation." Amanda wrote the draft of this article for PUAD 834 this past fall.
Here’s an excerpt: “Beyond the efficacy of traditional evaluations, the construct of these evaluations does not generally align with the collaborative nature of agencies and nonprofits. Traditional evaluations rely on the rater’s ability to observe directly the performance of the individual they are evaluating. In settings where much of the work is done outside the agency walls, it is impossible for a supervisor to provide adequate evaluation on their own without additional information….”