He kept telephoning and texting her, according to the suit.He told colleagues in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice about the relationship.Last year, Pratt was dismissed on Valentine's Day after an alleged incident with another student.ASU's policy required him to disclose the relationship and immediately remove himself from a position of academic authority over the student.Beyond that, some schools have specific rules about what to do if a student and a professor want to pursue a romantic relationship.If that's the case at your institution, know that the answer to your dating question lies in the faculty and/or student handbook.
However, you should be prepared for those in your department to find out that you are dating a former student, which could create a certain amount of push back.
A female teacher had a relationship with a male ex-student after he graduated, and she was immediately fired.
Actual ethics often take a back-seat to any (often biased and unfair) cultural standards as defined by parents, other faculty, or outside pressure. Although he is a CS professor while the student was a math major, so same department but different degree areas.
Would it have been different if it were a male teacher and an 18-year-old girl? There is no question that there is a double standard in sex abuse cases, and nowhere is it more apparent than in what seems to be the growing number of teacher sex cases.
We all react with shock at the very idea of a male teacher "taking advantage" of young women in his class; I can't imagine a panel having trouble with criminal charges in such a case, no matter how good looking the man, indeed, especially if he were good looking.