College faculty dating students
For example, interestingly, he claims that such bans would make the aforementioned conflicts of interest harder to detect and avoid.He writes: Supporters of relationship bans will say that such relationships often create conflicts of interest, such as cases where a student is involved with his or her supervisor.They were not seduced, or hardly more seduced than me.To use a term not then current, there was no harassment worth the name.Now in this latter case the student Honderich admits harassing is one he has institutional authority over.Can we at least agree that professors have very strong reasons not to attempt relationships with their own students?But it was not easy to make clear sense of the charge.It was not as if my partners were reluctant, which they were not.
In fact, in these buoyant times, I did not reflect a lot on my actions and my moral standing, or suffer guilt, partly because of the optimistic feeling that if I worked at a defence, a confident one might be constructed. (pp.128-29) This passage and related ones were brought to my attention by Joshua Habgood-Coote (Bristol), who discussed them on Twitter.
Last year, philosopher Neil Mc Arthur (Manitoba) published an article, “piece).
Mc Arthur acknowledges that “romances between faculty and students are minefields, both emotionally and ethically, and they should be approached with the utmost care and trepidation.” However, “such matters are far too complex for the blunt tool provided by outright prohibitions, and that such prohibitions cannot be justified” (p.138).
(1) Blanket Relationship Bans One consideration relevant to relationship bans arises in another passage of Honderich’s book that was part of the Twitter discussion: Feminism had begun, with books and marches, but it did not include the charge of harassment by teachers.
Harassment there certainly was, once by me in at least one mind.