You should be willing to work with me as long as I'm willing to work with you.
When I teach courses about how to teach, about psychotherapy, or about ethics, we discuss the nature of teacher-student, or psychotherapist-client, or consultant-consultee, relationships.
I find it useful to have students consider a range of metaphors they can use for the professional relationships they are studying.
"While it isn't specifically addressed in our regulations, I do think that we would find a faculty-student relationship ruled out tacitly by our other policies, particularly with respect to sexual harassment and notions of professional conduct," he said.
A Gray Area Representatives from the State University of New York at Purchase, Marymount College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pace University, Westchester Community College, Iona College and Mercy College also said that such relationships were discouraged by the administration though not specifically addressed in college policies.
Are they two consenting adults in love, or is it sexual harassment and exploitation?