I made the point that if students want to advance in their careers they need to learn the “job” of "college student," which means showing up for work (class), learning what’s expected, taking initiative, etc.I received a very intriguing anonymous response to this idea: The one thing I don't understand about college teachers is if I'm PAYING for this class, doesn't that make me your customer, not you my boss?I'm paying your salary, therefore I'm your customer and frankly, your boss to a certain extent.
You might get to go to fancy campus events that other students aren't usually allowed to.
Your professor/partner might tutor you in a subject you're struggling with.
The customer-seller metaphor has much to recommend it.
Students often have choice about where they spend their (or their parents’ or the bank’s) educational dollars.
If you're absolutely convinced that your professor is the love of your life, just wait a little bit.
After all, you're both well-educated, independent adults.Many schools look down on professor/student dating because of these reasons.What's to say a person who isn't your professor now won't be in another year or two?Additionally, other students may perceive you as having an unfair advantage because you are, by nature, closer to and ability to better access at least one member of the faculty.Say you're dating a professor and, during your conversations, you hear about some changes coming down the pipeline in regard to core requirements.For teaching, I ask students to complete the following: After they work individually I have students pair up, compare notes, and develop even better metaphor.s We then discuss the similarities and differences among various relationships.