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.
Regardless of the stigma, the inconveniences, and the potential dangers of dating an NYU TA, she thoroughly enjoys dating someone specifically within her NYU department.
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.She never felt any dangers from dating him because the school year was over, the course was completed, and she had already received her grades. Another NYU senior is currently dating a Ph D student, who was formerly her TA.During the course, they were friendly and had many similar interests.But it shouldn’t come as any surprise that dating a TA while still enrolled in the course is deemed “inappropriate” by NYU’s Faculty Handbook.
The same policy is repeated in NYU’s Anti-Harassment Policy.
“Our class was a ton of fun and our personalities just clicked from the beginning,” she said.
Though they had no romantic contact while she was still in his class, there was an overt interest.“There was some solid sexual tension throughout and I definitely faked some silly questions to go to his office hours.
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.
If a consensual relationship occurs, any situation of authority must be discontinued and appropriate action may be taken.