As approved by the Board of Trustees on August 20, 2007, and re-affirmed on July 9, 2011, the following conflict of interest standards apply to all Trustees. 
Conflict Of Interest Standards
The following standards apply to each member of the Board of Trustees of Kepler College. These standards are intended to serve as guidance for everyone serving on the Board of Trustees.

  1. Fiduciary Responsibilities. Members of the Board of Trustees have an obligation to make all decisions based solely on the desire to promote the interests of the institution and the public good. The College's integrity must be considered and advanced at all times.

Kepler feels astrological education is part of the larger body of education that is conducted for the common good. The common good depends upon an uninhibited search for truth and its open expression. Hence, it is essential that anyone who offers a webinar, workshop or intensive course feel free to pursue inquiry without undue restriction and to voice and publish individual conclusions concerning the significance of evidence that you consider relevant. Instructors must be free from fear of others, inside or outside the community, because their vision may differ from the instructors or threaten the instructor's career or the material benefits accruing from it.

Instructors are entitled to full freedom in discussing the subjects that they teach, but they should not introduce into their teachings controversial matters that have no relevance to the subject of the webinar, workshop or course.

Because of its distance learning format, most communication between instructors, students and administration is through email or through the discussion forums on the website. The nature of email and discussion forums holds important implications for the principles of privacy and freedom of speech. It is therefore important that all members of the Kepler community be aware of basic protocol and some of the major pitfalls involved.