College professors dating their students
Pratt and his attorney, Melissa Iyer Julian, declined to comment.ASU gave Pratt a written admonishment in 2012 after the allegations by Kunzi, records show.Last year, Pratt was dismissed on Valentine's Day after an alleged incident with another student.
The student may get advantages not available to other students, such as better grades or recommendations for jobs or internships.
The policy approved by the faculty senate will broaden the ban to include any students whom an instructor can "reasonably be expected" to have academic or employment authority over.
This could apply to entire departments or schools within the university. The revision now goes to ASU's legal counsel for review and then to the administration for approval.
PHOENIX — Arizona State University faculty voted Monday to revise a policy on dating between faculty and students, which might avoid more situations like Tasha Kunzi says she found herself in with a grad-school professor in 2010.
Kunzi's course work suffered after she ended a "personal relationship" with the professor, she claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court.