When psychology senior Emma Sturm matched with him on Tinder, she knew their common passions and interests could lead to a fun relationship. There was one problem: Their relationship was natural and a date that was supposed to last a couple hours turned into an entire day. According to an informal Mustang News poll on the Cal Poly Class of and Facebook pages, of more than students who answered, two claimed to have had a relationship with a professor while at Cal Poly. While these relationships are between two consenting adults, the potential pitfalls of students dating professors are greater than in the average relationship between two college students and include legal, ethical and social impacts.
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Can You Date Your RA, TA, Or Professor? Here's How To Handle The Situation
So, before you pour yourself into class smelling like you just crawled out of a keg or feel the overwhelming urge to launch a diatribe, discover what your college professors are really dealing or dealt, for the graduates reading with on a day-to-day basis. Your college professor was once a student, and odds are he or she is relatively adept at spotting the signs of a hangover by now. One of the great joys of this job is messing with kids who come to class high or hungover. Landing a tenured position at a college or university can land a professor a healthy, middle-class salary. However, many of the instructors at your school are barely scraping by. I was an adjunct there myself before I got my current job. Though some students and professors do date, schools are increasingly cracking down on those relationships.
Students dating lecturers: Why, how, and what are the consequences?
If you find yourself lingering often after class for a few more snippets of conversation, or spending a little too much time staring instead of listening during lectures, you might be interested in dating your professor. Given the many rules on colleges about relationships between teachers and students, this can be a bit tricky. But, if you play your cards right during the semester, you can get your professor interested, learn a little more about him or her, and start a relationship with an educated professional.
To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. 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. She is an year-old freshman, starry eyed and entranced by her teacher's apparent brilliance and sensitivity.