I don't see any sign that this was frowned upon from other department professors.student, so there is no present power dynamic, conflict of interest or anything like that.
A survey of Westchester colleges and universities revealed that no formal policies addressing faculty-student dating are in place, but many schools said that a prohibition against such relationships is implicit in other policies regulating professional conduct.
"We view this kind of relationship as inappropriate," said James Bryan, Dean of Students at Manhattanville College.
Actual ethics often take a back-seat to any (often biased and unfair) cultural standards as defined by parents, other faculty, or outside pressure. Although he is a CS professor while the student was a math major, so same department but different degree areas.
I believe they started dating before she graduated, and got married a few years afterwards.
But administrators, professors and students alike say that the issue of faculty-student dating is a complex one.
Some say that the unequal power in a relationship between a student and a faculty member -- particularly one who is in a position to grade or make recommendations about the student he or she is dating -- is inherently exploitative.
There is that boundary between students and teachers. 27 and 19 is a big age difference, but like I said she seems more mature. Students frequently develop crushes on their teachers. If you truly like her, keep it a platonic friendship for at least a year and make sure it's not just a light student-teacher crush.
Now, after the semesters over and final grades have been turned in, then I think its OK to contact someone and see if they want to meet for lunch. And unless you really like her a lot, I don't recommend dating her just for kicks or casually.
An increasing number of companies and schools are instituting no-dating policies for these reasons. Posted by Kelly Anders on December 22, 2014 at PM in Current Affairs, Life of Law Schools, Teaching Law, Workplace Law | Permalink Professors should not date students.
Schools, including law schools, should forbid this behavior, full stop.
"While it isn't specifically addressed in our regulations, I do think that we would find a faculty-student relationship ruled out tacitly by our other policies, particularly with respect to sexual harassment and notions of professional conduct," he said.