According to the Star Tribune today the University of Minnesota is implementing one of the toughest conflict of interest policies in the nation. My question though is who is is going to watch the watchmen? The U of M has made it clear that the report forms are not available to the public. It was the University a couple of years ago that made it so that these kinds of reports are no longer public pursuant to an advisory opinion from the Department of Administration.
How will the University make sure that there is no conflict? How will they police it? Will they do annual reports? The public needs to be the watchman!