Such a relationship could generate serious conflicts of interest, may permanently compromise the academic and professional reputations of both parties involved, does not promote an atmosphere conducive to learning, and creates an unacceptable risk of real or perceived coercion or exploitation of students by faculty.To ensure fairness, objectivity, and the other ethical responsibilities expected of all members within a community of scholars, faculty are committed to hold themselves to high standards with respect to their professional responsibilities towards students.He kept telephoning and texting her, according to the suit.
Faculty and academic professionals are prohibited from engaging in a romantic or sexual relationship with a student over whom the faculty member or academic professional exercises, or can reasonably be expected to exercise, academic or employment authority or influence.
One key metric by which ASU assesses itself is the academic success of its students.
The degree of a students’ academic success should not be the result of, or affected by, influences attributable to a romantic or sexual relationship between an ASU faculty member and a student.
These professional standards recognize that the influence of the faculty in teaching and mentoring extends beyond the classroom (ACD 204–01).
Therefore all faculty should be aware that romantic or sexual relationships with students are likely to lead to difficulties for both parties. They can be harmful to the student and have the potential to place faculty at great personal and professional risk.