The Committee has produced two consensual relationships policies: CRP-A and CRP-B. They are identical except in one respect. CRP-A prohibits sexual and romantic relationships between faculty and graduate/professional students if both are affiliated with the same graduate field or degree program. CRP-B allows for such relationships provided there is disclosure and an appropriate recusal plan. Post a comment on this alternative or anything else.
For the busy reader:
“Rationales FAQ” that explains the choices made by the Committee.
“Situations FAQ” that covers what the proposed policies “say” about various situations.
The Faculty Senate will vote on these alternatives April 25 using this ballot. The Assemblies have been asked to do the same before April 27. The Committee’s Final Report to the President will take these votes into consideration and will be online May 1.
Background, Prior Committee Work, Community Input
The current policy has been a topic of concern at Cornell for the last two years. There is a history of failed and proposed legislation during this period. We offer this background material and these links to existing policies at over 50 peer institutions.
The Committee started its work by formulating a set of ten “Q-questions” that are assembled in the table below. Clicking on a question takes you to a web page where you can anonymously post your “answer”. Talking points are used to focus the dialog.
In March we produced a public rough draft of a proposed policy. It was presented in the Faculty Senate (slides) and all the other Assemblies. The community was able to post comments on each of the draft’s six sections:
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