Whether or not one might be willing to admit it, everyone has been attracted to a teacher at some point during his or her 12 years of schooling.
But in college, these fantasies are much more realistic possibilities because we’re all legal adults and we have a new degree of autonomy outside of our parents’ homes.
And they too are usually intelligent, accomplished, published, and passionate.
If a consensual relationship occurs, any situation of authority must be discontinued and appropriate action may be taken.
But it turns out that not all student/TA relationships are deemed inappropriate.
However, they can also be intimidating, married, and, let’s be honest, old. They walk the fine line between equal and superior.
They’re students too, and often close in age, but they hold a degree of power over us, specifically when it comes to grades.
grades, extracurricular involvement, employment, etc.), then a dating relationship would not violate university policy,” he said.
However, when the situation does arise that a TA is dating his or her student while still teaching him or her, the relationship violates the university’s policy because the TA holds power over the student’s academic life.
Coupled with our developing passions for what we study, an encounter with someone with a depth of knowledge in our field can be incredibly alluring.
Yes, professors can be hot because they’re intelligent, accomplished, published, and passionate.
We spoke with several NYU students who have dated their TAs before.
All three students dated their TAs only after the course was completed, but all were, let’s say, ‘interested’ while still enrolled in the course.
Since he’s the one who would be held responsible, I’ve left any decision about telling academic colleagues up to him.”He decided it “wasn’t anyone’s business to know what’s going on between us,” but she says she doesn’t like the idea of having to hide.“There’s still a kind of silly amount of awkward stigma floating around this sort of thing.