highlighted a class at Boston College in which the professor offers extra credit to students if they ask another student out on a date.
(The date is mandatory in another one of her seminars.) The rules: it must be a legitimate love interest; they must ask in person (not via text, etc.); the love interest cannot know the date is an assignment; and the date must last 45-90 minutes and cannot involve any sexual contact.
Professor Cronin has three main concerns: college students no longer have the confidence to ask one another out on dates; so they instead resort to group hangouts, which erodes the dating culture; and hookups have supplanted relationships. I'll concede that the number of college kids asking each other out on dates has probably dropped significantly.
According to a 2012 Pew Research poll, 63 percent of teens exchange texts with their friends every day while only 35 percent engage in face-to-face socializations with those same people outside of school.
The authors state that such relationships do not necessarily constitute sexual harassment because some of the relationships are consensual.
But regardless of whether they are consensual, these relationships are a form of sexual abuse (though not necessarily criminal assault) because the employee holds a position of power over the athlete – rendering an athlete’s consent, stated or unstated, illegitimate.
The NCAA is asking colleges -- but not ordering them -- to explicitly prohibit romantic relationships between athletes and coaches or other athletic department staff. “Sexual relationships between coaches and student-athletes have become a serious problem,” declares the opening line of a new publication the National Collegiate Athletic Association is distributing to all its member institutions, urging athletic departments to create policies that “unambiguously and effectively” prohibit such relationships.
Of course, these relationships create conflicts of interest.
This example shows one student's activity on a particular forum:(click to enlarge) To request a Log report from Moodle: An Activity report is a simple report with no filters. On your course page, in the Administration block, click Reports and then Activity report. (click to enlarge) A Course participation report provides an easy way to monitor general participation in your course, and is particularly useful for monitoring activity in forums.
You can see if students have viewed readings or forums, and if (and how many times) they have posted in the forum or activity.
Movies have featured them, books have centered on them. But they've also led to power struggles, charges of coercion and abuse of power.
Now, an increasing number of schools are outright banning relationships - even consensual ones - between professors and undergraduates.
There are a few factors in play that make the professor-student relationship different than any relationship college students have had before.