I remember thinking he was funny, kind, and attractive. I don’t find that many people attractive to begin with, but as a student, I felt particularly guilt-ridden about attraction to a teacher.Over the course of that semester, I would be sure to only go to his office hours when I had a questions about the class material, even though I wanted to go and chat with him more.When a 34-year-old female teacher was arrested for having a sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student, it made the local news.They had met when she was his teacher and began dating, and continued even after she had changed schools. ” It’s a double standard, where many in the public (again, often males) cannot see the real harm when these stories appear.
It felt good to have someone to talk to who knew where I came from.
The University of Connecticut, by a unanimous vote of the school's board of trustees last week, has decided that from now on sexual interactions between students and professors are prohibited. The UConn students aren’t in session to comment but, given that the prohibition comes after the revelation that a longtime music professor at the university was in the habit of “visiting freshmen dorms [and] providing drugs to students” it’s probably safe to say that no one is sincerely opposed to a policy adjustment—on campus or off.
In many cases, colleges prohibit relationships only in instances where the professor has “direct, supervisory authority” over the student.
One of the most common yet complicated questions teachers must address is: When is it appropriate to become friends, or even more importantly, become romantically involved with students outside the studio?
Context is Key Boundaries can be physical, psychological, emotional, financial or energetic. For instance, it may feel good when a lover holds your hand and gazes into your eyes, but if the cashier at the grocery store does that while handing you back your change, that’s a different story.
The dean replied, basically, that the Galbraiths had nothing to worry about because they had met and married back when "amour -- instructional and noninstructional -- was in fashion." So the relationships were "always wrong" except, well, in the 1930s, when they apparently weren’t at all wrong.