By secret-name , October 30, in The Lobby. I’ve been a member of this forum for a little while but have created this “secret-name” in an attempt to remain even more anonymous about this particularly sensitive subject. I’m dating a former undergrad professor. I spent my last semester and part of the summer working in his lab to gain experience for my grad applications. We started dating in July two months after my graduation – nothing happened before then, not even discussion of dating and plan to continue dating while I am in grad school. We have tried to keep the relationship as covert as possible and very few people from my undergrad institute know about it. That said, we are both reluctant to lie about it and eventually plan to be a little more open.
Former Student, Fair Game?
Finally, the opportunity to teach your own syllabus and not have to worry about how to diplomatically deal with your student’s complaints that the lectures and readings are boring, out of date, and lack the intellectual frisson that you can bring to your chosen field of study. What does it mean to make the move from GSI and research assistant to assistant professor? No single summary can provide an adequate description of the variance to be found among different departments and the many different types of colleges and universities.
The paragraphs below are designed to give you a broad sense of what is expected of you as a tenure-track, junior faculty member.
Harvard officials received a detailed warning a year ago by a prominent faculty member that graduate students were vulnerable to sexual.
Before he leaves, he asks his friend, the aptly named Mentor, to care for his son, Telemachus. Mentor proves a trusty counselor and teaches the young man the wisdom of the scholars and the wiles of the world. Many years pass, but Ulysses does not return home. Finally, Telemachus decides to search for his father.
The evil men scheming to take his father’s place jeer, “Stay home and get your news here,” and plot to keep Telemachus from his journey. Seeing the young man’s dismay, the goddess Athena takes on Mentor’s form to reassure Telemachus. Encouraged by Mentor’s advice to find his father, Telemachus hurries to prepare for the voyage while Mentor readies a fast ship. Late one night while everyone sleeps, Telemachus joins Mentor aboard ship and together they put out to sea.
The term “mentor,” a catchword surfacing in discussions about leadership development today, is derived from this myth.
The Transition from Graduate Student to Assistant Professor
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Diermeier frequently cites Harvard and Columbia universities, where graduate students recently unionized, as evidence that the collective bargaining process is an impenetrable snarl.
Mentoring is the ideal for the graduate student/professor relationship. Indeed, a successful student does not reach his or her goals alone. Ideally, among the.
The relationship between teacher and student is the foundation of the academic mission of the University. This relationship vests considerable trust in the teacher, who, in turn, bears the responsibility to serve as mentor, educator, and evaluator. In discharging this responsibility, teachers are accountable for behaving in a manner that reflects the highest levels of professional responsibility, recognizes the dignity and worth of each person at the University, and protects the integrity of the student-teacher relationship.
Teacher-student relationships carry risks of conflict of interest, breach of trust, abuse of power, and breach of professional ethics. For these reasons, teachers must not engage in any consensual sexual relationships with a student while the teacher is in a position of supervisory academic authority with respect to the student. Nor may a teacher assert any supervisory academic authority with respect to a student who was the subject of a previous consensual sexual relationship.
Housestaff members who currently have, have previously had, or have developed a personal or familial relationship with a student should not have any involvement in the academic assessment or the supervisory academic activity of that student. If a resident or fellow is uncertain as to whether a particular relationship disqualifies them from having involvement in the academic assessment of that student, the Executive Associate Dean for Medical Education should be consulted.
The deans, department Chairs, and other administrators should respond to reports of prohibited sexual relationships by inquiring further and, if such reports appear to be accurate, initiating appropriate disciplinary action or remedial measures against the teacher involved.
Prominent professor warned Harvard of sex harassment threat to grad students
Institutions tend to either ban student-faculty dating altogether or where a supervisory relationship exists. The ages of the couple — her, 25; him, 71 — are unusually far apart. Princeton, like a growing number of institutions, has banned all student-faculty relationships, including for graduate students. Platt has said that she waited until two years after her graduation to ask Mitchell out.
Mitchell, who is currently on preplanned leave, is just one of a number of professors to engage in or attempt to initiate a relationship with a former student or students. Still, experts with different positions on student-faculty dating advise against adopting any kind of timeline for dating former students.
relationships between a faculty member and a student whose academic work, or academic administrator, including graduate and undergraduate students.
All campuses will return to normal operations on Tuesday. Close Search form Search. Consensual Relationships Policy. Interactions between the students of the University and those administrators, faculty and staff who have institutional authority over them are to be guided by mutual trust, confidence, and professional ethics. Any consensual relationship between a student on the one hand and any faculty member, administrator, or staff member on the other has the potential to put these values at risk.
Likewise, familial or collegial relationships such as holding a position of authority over one’s children, one’s colleagues, or family members of colleagues may lead to the reality or the perception of bias. The University calls the attention of all members of the University community to these dangers, and notes the appropriateness of existing grievance procedures for dealing with abuses that may arise in all these situations. In this policy, the University wishes to deal with the specific issue of consensual relationships in which one of the parties holds a position of authority over the other.
The power differential characterizing such relationships creates the risk of conflicts of interest, violations of trust, abuses of power, and breaches of professional ethics. The Policy on Consensual Relationships is intended to guard against such risks while protecting the rights of all parties. Acts or allegations of harassment shall be handled in accordance with the University’s Harassment Policy, which shall take precedence over this policy with respect to such acts or allegations.
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When Penn introduced faculty-student relations ban, most Ivies had already done the same
R omantic relationships between university professors and their students are becoming less and less acceptable. Many of the new university policies that have emerged in the last few years have focused on undergraduates and how to better protect them, typically with a campus-wide ban on staff dating undergrads. But a number of universities also demand that faculty members do not start relationships with graduate students they supervise.
This month, Princeton University went further and declared that faculty members were no longer allowed to date any graduate student—even if the couple works in different departments. Pre-existing relationships are exempt from the new rule. The university is encouraging greater collaboration across departments, Burdine says, which extends the concerns about unequal power between a professor and a student beyond the immediate supervisory relationship.
For graduate students, however, this new policy does not apply, and but practically speaking professors and students dating is a terrible idea.
Some of my students have repeatedly invited me to have lunch with them, to get drinks with them, etc. The professor teaching this class has emphasized to me that it is part of my job to get to know the students and to alert him about those who might be in need of any kind of help. However, I am wondering if Cornell has a policy about non-romantic relationships between graduate TAs and their undergraduate students.
Are there any formal rules I should be aware of? This is a great question and one that most instructors — faculty and graduate students alike — confront at some point in their teaching career. You are wise to give it some thought and formulate a personal plan and policy. It can help them be more comfortable coming to you with questions and difficulties they may be having.
When you get to know students, and their academic work and goals beyond the course, you can be more adept at writing recommendation letters for campus recognition awards, jobs, or graduate school subsequent to the class. You are right to think about the potential pitfalls of socializing, or appearing to socialize, with students outside your instructional role and responsibilities. Even if you are doing this with good intentions, i.
The days of Princeton University professors dating graduate students in other departments are coming to an end , campus officials said. Professors had previously been permitted to have relationships with graduate students as long as they were not in their classes or under their supervision. So, for example, an English professor was allowed to date a Ph. But, Princeton reconsidered the policy in the wake of the MeToo movement and nationwide calls for stricter guidelines to prevent professors from having too much power over graduate students, especially in personal relationships.
graduate students over whom they have authority; graduate students with statement on Romantic relationships between professors and students? A: A manager dating or engaged in an intimate relationship of any kind with an employee.
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In fact, among other Ivy League institutions, Penn is relatively late to introduce this new policy shift. Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Yale University, Brown University, Princeton University, and Stanford University all have blanket prohibitions on undergraduate-faculty relationships for undergraduates, similar to the one Penn just implemented.
Credit: Julia Schorr Cornell’s current policy, approved in , has been “a topic of concern” for the last two years, and the university has created a Consensual Relationships Policy Committee, according to the university’s website. Yale’s policy states that undergraduates are “particularly vulnerable to the unequal institutional power inherent in the teacher-student relationship and the potential for coercion, because of their age and relative lack of maturity.
The policy change also comes in the context of a wider trend in academia.
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I hope it’s ethical! (My husband was a graduate student at the university I’m a professor at, in a different department in the same school, when.
Waddell and others have endorsed changes that would completely prohibit relationships between faculty or academic staff and undergraduate students. Proposed changes come in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal as former MSU Dean William Strampel faces charges of sexually assaulting students in his department. At just words, it lacks clarity on whether that applies only to undergraduates or to all students, and it also doesn’t clearly define “educational responsibility.
Waddell said that lack of clarity was “the main motivator” for proposed changes. Terry Curry, MSU’s associate provost and associate vice president for academic human resources, said the policy, as is, “strongly discourages” sexual relationships between students and instructors. He said, though the policy applies to all students, there are “not very many” complaints or violations. There is always a possibility that these things happen on occasion in the context of some other complaint.
Changes stemmed from an examination of policies at other Big Ten schools and peer institutions across the country, Waddell and Curry said. Waddell added the provost’s office found there aren’t many colleges and universities that have “gone so far as to restrict relationships outright.
Princeton Bans Professors from Dating Graduate Students Under New Policy
In some ways, sex between students and their professors is part of the mythology of academia. It turns up regularly in film and literature. The scenario typically involves a young female student seduced by her older and more knowledgeable teacher.
Full Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Senior Lecturers and In addition, no faculty member, researcher, graduate student, visiting student.
This supply and demand imbalance is bound to produce jealousy among the older females professors who are generally losing out to the younger females grad students. To cope with this imbalance, the female professors lobby their university administration to ban student-professor relations in order to have less competition. Females are generally most attractive to potential partners during their grad student years mid 20’s.
Males are generally most attractive to potential partners during their years as professors late 30’s to 40’s. Therefore, to suggest to a male professor that he should date female professors rather than grad students makes no sense. But female grad students who want to maximize their social status will generally want to date older men, not other grad students.
Add to all of this that academics tend to have limited social circles ie, other academics , and it makes natural sense for female grad students to pair with male faculty. As for the opposite pairing female professor, male grad student , most females prefer men who are older and more successful than they are, so this pairing is a non-starter from the perspective of the female professor. Pretty much hits the nail on the head.
Male grad students are frustrated virgins and female professors are bitter feminists who clamor for more regulations to keep younger female students away from the offices of male profs. At Maryland it seems there are no rules for student-professor relationships. I’ve seen two in the past year and four different ones in the last five years and this is just in my department Econ bro here Since I have a book in my face all day I’m sure it’s going on a lot more than I realize.