Such a relationship could generate serious conflicts of interest, may permanently compromise the academic and professional reputations of both parties involved, does not promote an atmosphere conducive to learning, and creates an unacceptable risk of real or perceived coercion or exploitation of students by faculty.
To ensure fairness, objectivity, and the other ethical responsibilities expected of all members within a community of scholars, faculty are committed to hold themselves to high standards with respect to their professional responsibilities towards students.
The power differential inherent in the faculty-student relationship means that any romantic or sexual relationship between a faculty member and a student is potentially exploitative or could at any time be perceived as exploitative.
Faculty engaged in such relationships should be sensitive to the continuous possibility that they are, or may be placed, in a position of responsibility for the student's instruction or evaluation.
Last year, Pratt was dismissed on Valentine's Day after an alleged incident with another student.
All of this makes them much more likely candidates for dating and relationships.The following was included in TCTA's 2016-17 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2016 but is subject to change.The information below is for information purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for advice from an attorney.PHOENIX — Arizona State University faculty voted Monday to revise a policy on dating between faculty and students, which might avoid more situations like Tasha Kunzi says she found herself in with a grad-school professor in 2010.Kunzi's course work suffered after she ended a "personal relationship" with the professor, she claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court.