5. Bypassing Transparency and Dissent

A. Anti-Transparency and Misinformation

As with the rest of their political operation, the Koch foundation's academic programs are held very closely under considerable secrecy. Often there are anti-transparency clauses built into the donor agreements. 

The Koch foundation's programs are consistently created without faculty approval and behind closed doors. In other instances, faculty and/or administrators have helped the Koch foundation force the programs on the campuses against the dissent of the faculty, at times overtly using misinformation to obscure the Koch foundation's objectives.