Professor dating a graduate student
Beyond these prohibited relations, all romantic or sexual relationships between individuals of different University status require heightened awareness.
For example, a faculty member may wish to initiate a personal relationship with an individual over whom he or she has no current professional supervisory responsibility.
I was naïve enough to be a bit shocked that girls my age would talk that way about such an exalted figure.
Like many young women, however, we were far from immune to the mystique of a man who can command the admiring attention of a crowd, and if he was like most men, he was sensible to the flattery of all those rapt faces.
Yet at the root of this queasy dynamic was genuine intellectual excitement.
But if the academy is something more than that, if, as many of its members hope, it’s a place where deep and lasting collegial bonds are formed, where mentors and protégés can become close friends and where young lives are transformed by a galvanic encounter with knowledge and their own latent capabilities, how can we possibly stamp out the potential for desire to arise?
Perhaps what makes pedagogy so potent also makes it inherently erotic.