Impact/Intent Conflict

Recommendation
Administrators must be wary of intent – impact conflict in the design of programs to serve students. Intent-impact conflict refers to unforeseen and negative consequences of well-meaning programs or policies.

Supporting References
Impact of Departmental Sovereignty and Faculty Autonomy on Service Classes for Engineering Majors

Industrial Engineering Student Perceptions of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering

‘I Wish I Belonged More in this Whole Engineering Group:’ Achieving Individual Diversity

“Is Transfer Credit a Strategy for Success or a Prescription for Failure?

What’s to keep you from dropping out?’ — Student Immigration into and within Engineering
‘I Feel Like Forest Gump:’ Mixed-Race Native American Students Find Community in a College of Engineering

‘Imaginary engineering’ or ‘re-imagined engineering’: Negotiating Gendered Positions in the Borderland of a College of Engineering

Racial Inequality Exists in Spite of Over-Representation: The Case of Asian-American Students in Engineering Education

Where Successful Latino/a Engineering Undergraduates find Community at a Predominately White Research University

‘Do They Even Have That Anymore?’: The Impact of Redesigning A Minority Engineering Program

‘You choose between TEAM A, good grades, and a girlfriend – you get to choose two!’ – How a culture of exclusion is constructed and maintained in an engineering design competition team