Professor dating a graduate student
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.
It is the subject of gossip and idle conversation, and from time to time, of something more.
» Dating is a personal issue – unless it involves the workplace or the classroom.
In several law schools where I have worked, there are professors or employees who are happily married to former students, whom they began to date while they were students.
UGA has not yet released the results of its 2014 investigation, but Suplita provided the newspaper a copy of the letter he received summarizing the investigation of UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office.
But last month, Stevens recommended a much harsher penalty when he concluded Suplita once again violated the dating rule when he began dating his teaching assistant in a summer semester class this year.
Posted by: JG | Dec 22, 2014 PM Yes, we'll just pass rules and regulations to cover all aspects of adult sexual relationships in law schools. And if the unthinkable should happen and they are violated?