Dating a teacher in college

A female teacher had a relationship with a male ex-student after he graduated, and she was immediately fired.Actual ethics often take a back-seat to any (often biased and unfair) cultural standards as defined by parents, other faculty, or outside pressure. Although he is a CS professor while the student was a math major, so same department but different degree areas.In my own family, when my grandfather’s sister left Smith in the 1950s in order to move to North Carolina and get married to her geology professor, no one questioned her decision. Research from 1990 about sexual harassment indicated that while harassment does occur between same-gender faculty and students and between female professors and male students, such cases were “statistically insignificant.” In 1993, after many colleges started placing restrictions on sexual relationships, Jane Gross wrote in the that they seemed to be “inspired by feminists on campus, who point to the inherent power imbalance between a professor who gives grades and writes recommendations and a impressionable young woman who is either flattered by the attention or fearful of spurning it.” The issue, furthermore, was “propelled by growing recognition that sexual harassment is a serious problem that could land professors and administrators in court.” A professor can’t sleep with his students for much the same reason bosses can’t sexually harass their secretaries without potentially running into real legal trouble: some of the victims started to speak up.The first no sex policy came in 1984, when Harvard banned relationships between faculty members and students they taught. In 1986 it adopted a very specific policy barring romantic or sexual relationships between faculty and their own students, but allowing relationships with students professors don’t specifically “teach or supervise.” Harvard Dean Henry Rosovsky, introducing the policy at his school, wrote that relationships between teachers and students were "always wrong." John Kenneth Galbraith, emeritus professor of economics at the school, publicly wondered how he, who had been married to a former graduate student for almost 50 years, should atone for his sins.Should a consensual relationship develop, or appear likely to develop, while the faculty member is in a position of authority, the faculty member and/or the student shall terminate the position of authority.

At many schools, there are no formal rules about professors dating students. For most educators, there is an unwritten rule that getting involved with students is a bad idea.They used to call it the candy store, according to the Women’s Research & Education Institute.Attitudes began to change in the 1960s and 1970s, with the rise of feminism and an increasing number of female scholars in academia.Interactions between the faculty and students at Washington University in St.Louis are guided by mutual trust, confidence and professional ethics.

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