Dating a phd student
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.Unlike a professor’s lecture, a TA’s recitation involves discussion and gradual acquaintanceship.All of this makes them much more likely candidates for dating and relationships.Additionally, Jolley stated that student/TA relationships “often create perceptions of favoritism while the relationship is ongoing” and sometimes results in “allegations of sexual harassment” if the relationship ends poorly.Although still a student, a TA also qualifies as a university employee and a student’s superior, and therefore has more to lose if caught in a so-called “inappropriate” relationship.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.
“It’s pretty fun to be able to discuss my subject with someone who’s taking it just as seriously… A third NYU senior started dating a TA the summer after her sophomore year.
And they too are usually intelligent, accomplished, published, and passionate.
We experience our TAs in a much more relaxed, casual setting.
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.