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Legislation History

Fall 1995

Policy  (This is the current policy.)

Fall 2015

Resolution on Romantic & Sexual Relations with Students

Academic Freedom & Professional Status of Faculty Chair (AFPS) Slides

Transcript of the November 2o15 Senate meeting.

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How the Senate voted on the recommendations by the Committee:

  Topic Approve Disapprove
 Guidelines for Ugrad/Faculty Relationships  40%  58%
 Guidelines for Grad/Faculty Relationships  52%  46%
 Guidelines for  Disclosure of Relationships  40%  60%
 Guidelines for Conflict Resolution 25%  74%

Spring 2016

GPSA Resolution 7: Supervisor-Student Relationships

Reaction by the AFPS Committee annual report for 2016.

Spring 2017

GPSA Resolution 14: Consensual Relationships Policy Revisited

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Last Updated: September 24, 2017 at 8:09 am

Comments

  1. The existing policy is very simple and makes sense to me; I don’t think it needs to be changed. It is easy for a person in a position of power to understand when a sexual relationship presents a conflict of interest. In any other circumstance – where a conflict of interest is not present – I see no reason why two adults cannot make their own choices without being judged or regulated by complicated rules. The current policy also encourages those who are in these types of sexual relationships to be transparent. I think that making the policy more complicated, or forbidding certain relationships, will just lead to guilt, anxiety and secrecy rather than preventing these types of relationships from existing.

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