Rules professors dating students
To paraphrase Mark Twain: ain’t neither gonna happen, ever.): Depending on the situation, lots of people care, and with good reason) and intellectually dishonest: the issues include the integrity of the educational experience, the institution involves, the vulnerability of a student to superior power, and the appearance of impropriety.2) Unethical conduct is unethical, whether it occurs once or a million times.
Persons who knowingly make false allegations that a faculty-student consensual relationship overlaps with a position of authority between the two shall be subject to the same sanctions.
Faculty members shall not engage in consensual relationships with students whenever a faculty member has a professional “position of authority” with respect to the student in such matters as teaching a course or in otherwise evaluating, supervising or advising a student as part of a school program.
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.
I wrote: [P]rofessors [are] obligated to maintain a position of authority, objectivity and judgment as mentors and teachers of the whole student body, and [have] a duty to their schools not to allow their trustworthiness to be undermined by having intimate relationships among the same group that they [are] supposed to be supervising and advising.
Dating a student is a professional breach of trust, and one that adversely effects the integrity of the entire educational institution….