3. Donor Influence Over Programming
Despite often being classified as charitable donations, or "gifts," we find consistently that the Koch foundation requires services in return for their funding, and the donor agreements detail much of these expectations and the requireemnts for renewed funding
In a gross overstep of donor intent on faculty governance, there are several instances where Koch network donors have been allowed to require or create new curriculum, Certificate Programs, Minors, and Majors.
In order to maximized their exposure to students, we see a consistent interest in the introductory level, or "principles" courses. Koch funded faculty are seen using these courses "primarily as recruiting grounds" for Koch's "Liberty Movement" comprised of free-market think tanks, political groups, and political campaigns.