A scenario that has been raising concern on college campuses might go something like this: He is a middle-aged English professor, an expert on Henry James, who appears worldly and sophisticated in his tweed jacket while lecturing to his class. The appropriateness of faculty-student dating is being discussed on campuses throughout Westchester, echoing a nationwide debate about whether such relationships should be tolerated, regulated or banned altogether.She is an 18-year-old freshman, starry eyed and entranced by her teacher's apparent brilliance and sensitivity. Faculty members at the University of Virginia recently voted to prohibit sexual relationships between professors and the students they supervise.Whether or not one might be willing to admit it, everyone has been attracted to a teacher at some point during his or her 12 years of schooling.
It’s one of those movies that you see on late night cable that makes you believe in the power of cinema.
Now they were probably hiding somewhere in France, perhaps in a cheap hotel, perhaps sneaking out for walks together, kissing….
"While it isn't specifically addressed in our regulations, I do think that we would find a faculty-student relationship ruled out tacitly by our other policies, particularly with respect to sexual harassment and notions of professional conduct," he said.
A Gray Area Representatives from the State University of New York at Purchase, Marymount College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pace University, Westchester Community College, Iona College and Mercy College also said that such relationships were discouraged by the administration though not specifically addressed in college policies.
Coupled with our developing passions for what we study, an encounter with someone with a depth of knowledge in our field can be incredibly alluring.
Yes, professors can be hot because they’re intelligent, accomplished, published, and passionate.In a world where everyone gets a participation award, it’s quite a change to have someone [your teacher] always tell you you’re doing it wrong or even a slightly nicer, “Yeah, that’s sort of right, but here’s how to do it better.” The supportive and developmental, yet disciplinary and correctional demeanor that many instructors have is appealing. Also, in general, do you find something quite repulsive about a teacher getting involved with a former student, or do you believe it's totally benign? How will I know if he’s not worth waiting for anymore? I’m not an expert on anything except maybe for being me, which makes me totally qualified to do this. Anyway, I have this problem: I am currently into my former college professor, and I am trying to woo him with all my charms. I really, really like him, but I am scared that I am just wasting my time pining for the wrong guy.And they too are usually intelligent, accomplished, published, and passionate.