Dating your college ta

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Notice what "dating" seems to mean to your child and then talk about it.

Michelle Anthony, Ph D, a developmental psychologist and learning therapist in Denver, suggests an opening line like: “It sounds like a lot of kids are talking about dating now. ” If you can't tell what dating means to your kid, try discussing dating as shown on TV shows or in movies that are age-appropriate.

Also, let a little time go by before you get in touch.

I love to hear from former students, but the week or so right after a semester ends I DON’T want to answer chatty emails or make plans to meet for coffee or, ahem, “meet for coffee.”* Step 2: If you do stay in touch, somewhere in there you will probably figure out a) if he’s gay b) if you still like him That Way once you’ve interacted outside of school and c) if he is actively engaged in wanting to communicate with you (For example: He writes back promptly, it’s easy to make plans with him to do stuff).

TAs typically are closer in age and culture to their students than they are to many faculty.

At the same time, they are closer to faculty than their students in terms of authority.

I am currently a student (grad, not college, if that makes any difference) and I have a crush on my TA.I don’t want to make things uncomfortable while he’s still responsible for me, but I’m not sure if I’ll even see him again after classes end, and I know I want to know, one way or the other. ” Maybe give him your card or email or whatever so the ball is in his court about staying in touch.I say this as a young instructor in a pretty low-key, informal program where I get to know students really well through reading and watching their work AND it’s the school I graduated from so my students and I are part of the same alumni/film crew network.Those TAs who teach labs or discussion courses in particular will come to know their students extremely well over the course of the semester, and situations may arise with the potential to blur or eliminate the professional boundaries within the instructor/student relationship.TAs must endeavor to avoid these situations, as they may result in devastating academic, professional, or legal consequences for both the TA and the student.

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