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The Faculty's guidelines state, "Amorous relationships between members of the faculty and students that occur outside the instructional context can..to difficulties," but as yet.Harvard does not forbid these liaisons by the letter of the law."We don't list acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior because it would be inefficient and a little insulting," said Special Assistant to the Dean of Harvard College Virginia L. "But there is a whole range of remedies and responses when these come up; the main concern is the welfare of the student."Mac Kay-Smith said that although teachers must rely on their own judgment to follow general University guidelines, if a romantic relationship situation is brought to the University, the administration will be the final judge.But the University of Virginia proposal goes farther, seeking to restrict teachers from having romantic liaisons with any undergraduates.At Harvard, restrictions on such relationships are unclear.
The university in a statement said those leaves were “beyond what is normally allowed by university policy,” and that Phills “ultimately chose to continue his more lucrative employment at Apple.” Citing increased media attention surrounding the suit, and its potential to distract from the business school’s mission, however, Saloner announced he’s stepping down at the end of the academic year. Not according to Stanford, which -- unlike lots of universities -- actually has a policy governing faculty-faculty and faculty-supervisor relationships."The latest word is 'don't,'" said Susan Lonoff, associate director of the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning."Harvard has one of the strictest policies [about teacher-student ties]." The Faculty of Arts and Sciences's rules on unprofessional conduct state that "officers and other members of the teaching staff should be aware that any romantic involvement with their students makes them liable for formal action against them." The main reason for these regulations, both the report and several administrators say, is that there are inherent power discrepancies between students and persons in positions of authority.At Northern Illinois, Mc Cord said, administrators “tend to manage the intersection of consensual personal relationships and workplace relationships as conflict-of-interest issues.” Separate from that, he added, there are also much stronger policies on sexual harassment, which can be invoked “if someone attempts to abuse their power in the workplace or classroom to force a personal relationship on someone.” Mc Cord said he thought Northern Illinois’s stance -- trying to manage relationships rather than ban them -- was “fairly typical.” He noted that the institution also has a nepotism policy that requires an alternate supervision plan when family members are in an employee-supervisor relationships.This comes up most often at the departmental level when, for example, one faculty member who is married to another faculty member becomes chair, he said.
The policy doesn’t ban these relationships outright but says that romances “between employees in which one has direct or indirect authority over the other are always potentially problematic.