They used to call it the candy store, according to the Women’s Research & Education Institute.
Attitudes began to change in the 1960s and 1970s, with the rise of feminism and an increasing number of female scholars in academia.
She says she was nervously anticipating controversial questions about sex and intimacy, but instead one student asked, “How would you ask someone on a date?
” Advertisement As she began to answer, the questioner became more specific: “Like, the actual words.”That year, Cronin gave the option of going on a date to students in a seminar she taught to juniors and seniors that examined relationships, spirituality, and personal development. The next semester, she made the assignment mandatory, and some students began choosing the course specifically for that reason, saying they had trouble asking people out on dates on their own.
Even though the vast majority of educators already live by an ethical norm, you still need to show the institution’s position and deal with the rare cases when someone violates it.
At many schools, there are no formal rules about professors dating students. For most educators, there is an unwritten rule that getting involved with students is a bad idea.
Laura Kipnis, a professor in Northwestern's School of Communication, criticized her school's policy in a controversial essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, arguing that the ban assumes that professors are predators, and also that these policies infantilize students.
Her essay was met with outrage by some students, two of whom filed a Title IX suit against her, claiming Kipnis was retaliating against students at her school who had filed a complaint against a professor.
Her assignment delineates specific boundaries so students know what to expect.
Movies have featured them, books have centered on them. But they've also led to power struggles, charges of coercion and abuse of power.
Kunzi's course work suffered after she ended a "personal relationship" with the professor, she claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court.