"That's the context in which Harvard University revised its sexual harassment policy and procedures," said Alison Frank Johnson, former chair of the committee that put forward Harvard's policy on the matter.
"It's an indication of how much sexual culture has changed.
abrupt dismissal over "serious allegations." Few details have been revealed; the matter is currently under review.
Perhaps schools turn a blind eye because law students are adults – in contrast to undergraduate students – and, in theory, they are thus freer to make decisions about whom to date, much like people who date co-workers.But what about unwanted attention or a perceived inability to say no?The school assigned her clerical work, instead of research, and she found it difficult to complete her Ph. The harassment and retaliation forced her to withdraw from the doctoral program, she said.The professor, Travis Pratt, denied the lawsuit's allegations, as did the Arizona Board of Regents and another party.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.
Last year, Pratt was dismissed on Valentine's Day after an alleged incident with another student.
ASU's policy required him to disclose the relationship and immediately remove himself from a position of academic authority over the student.
“I’ve dealt with your kind before, I’m not going to pass you just because you’re pretty.
I’m not going to do it.” Shoemaker said this encounter was the most uncomfortable, “as if there was an underlying commentary behind his remark.” Shoemaker’s experience illustrates how easily a line can be crossed in the platonic and professional teacher-student relationship.
The idea that students can date their professors is becoming increasingly normalized on college campuses.