Governing-Boards Association Sharpens Guidance on Conflicts of Interest

College governing boards are getting some straight talk about conflicts of interest from their own membership group.

New guidelines released Wednesday by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges are much more specific and prescriptive than the association's previous takes on conflict-of-interest policies. The recommendations cover board members' financial conflicts, disclosure of problem areas, recusal from meetings, and even the appearance of