How to deal with a student-professor relationship pubicly?
November 13, 2012 10:43 AM Subscribe
How to deal with a student-professor relationship publicly?
posted by UrbanClassic to society & culture (26 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My ex-professor and I have been dating for the last few weeks. I am 24 y/o, he is 33 y/o. I'm a graduate student of the health professional sort, and we started dating after the course was over. (PS, he was one of many professors I had in that particular course, he wasn't the main professor either). During the course I kept it very professional, but I think we both knew there was a mutual attraction there. I don't believe he had an any impact on my grades (our grades are based solely on multiple choice exams) and I never asked him for any answers or extra advice for tests. Our school policy for relationships is basically while they discourage these types of relationship, things happen and they only prohibit relationships where school staff/faculty have academic sway over other person (student/staff/faculty) in the relationship. I won't ever have him as my professor again, and knowing the policy I won't ever ask for anything from him to give me an academic advantage. But how do I deal with this publicly? I don't want to hide our relationship, but I also don't want my reputation tarnished nor do I want his reputation tarnished. How do I go about even taking our relationship public? Again, I don't want to hide it or keep secrets because that's just too much work and I have way too much going on academically to keep up with lies.
Any advice is welcome. Thank you.