First you’ll hear from Bwog’s self-proclaimed ”decent heterosexual male Suzy May.” Then, one of our Bwoggals weighs in.
With only four weeks left to the semester, I say go for it. I know more than a handful of students who would have gladly given up their virtue for a grade boost. A.s are again driven, underfed creatures (and a valuable part of our academic structure), they are not going to risk their job or that precious recommendation letter for a quick hump. Take the e-mail as an opportunity, and do with it what you want.
It’ll be fun, or at least different, and if it turns you like each other beyond coy glances over your turtlenecks during discussion section, all the better!
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This is not just icky—it is highly damaging to the profession.
For despite the handful of happy families that result from professor/grad student couplings, the practice has an overwhelmingly deleterious effect on the academic community.
The University Senate, which represents faculty, approved the revision 76-11 with four abstaining.
It happens because in many academic disciplines—such as, of course, philosophy, which already enjoys a reputation for misconduct—there is a tendency for beginning scholars to have “philosophical idols,” as explained to me by Meena Krishnamurthy, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.
I received the following email this past term: Hi TA E. Thanks, Bob You do not want to write an email like this to your teaching assistant. As usual, I just talked in circles about irrelevant information that won't even be on the test, mostly because I just enjoy the sound of my own voice.
I was wondering if you went over anything important?
I have already reached out to some of the other students in the section, and I will get the notes and make sure I am caught up.
My apologies again, thank you for your consideration, and see you [INSERT DAY HERE].