Rules against professors dating students
And nearly all universities/colleges have codes of ethics that prohibit professors from having "conflicts of interests" with their students, which a relationship would most likely be.
But many universities/colleges have codes of ethics that prohibit professors from being involved in "improper relationships" with their students.
I want to ask him for coffee but haven’t because I’ve heard this might jeopardize his job. Lawyers date their clients all the time.” It is good and responsible for websites, whatever their topic, to raise ethical issues for discussion.
I don’t mind as much that he might turn me down since I’m no longer his student. Unfortunately, as in the case of “Dating Glory,” the readership of most blogs prove to be as unequipped to deal with these questions as the blogger, resulting in a consensus answer based on rationalizations, ethical fallacies and misconceptions.
Especially if they are both single and in and around the same age? I like my professor (used to be professor ) a lot, and I get the feeling he likes me.
He spends a lot of time talking with me in his office and he often looks at me in ways that makes me think he does like me.
The reason they have these rules is so that people don't sleep with their professors for better grades, or alternately so that when they break up with their professors they can't complain about getting a bad grade.
Professors can lose tenure or face disciplinary actions for violating the university's code of conduct/code of ethics.
Dating a student is a professional breach of trust, and one that adversely effects the integrity of the entire educational institution. As Professor X notes, a professor has a potential teacher-student relationship with students at a university, not just those in his or her classes.Dating a student who happens not to be in one of those classes is what lawyers call “a distinction without a difference.” Many students and professors will reasonably assume that the pairing arose out of the student-teacher relationship, and in some ways it almost certainly did.