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Presentation on Faculty-Student Relationship

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Presentation on Faculty-Student Relationship

By Prof. Jitendra Chouhan on 15th July, 2011

The teacher-student relationship lies at the foundation of the educational process. As a matter of sound judgment and professional ethics, faculty members have a responsibility to avoid any apparent or actual conflict between their professional responsibilities and personal relationships with students.
When faculty and students work together in the deep collaborative learning process, the relationship between student and instructor takes on a new form. Some students view instructors simply as guides who point them in a given direction. Others may want a mentor and ally to support the life and learning journey in more substantive ways. When student and instructor acknowledge that they’re both learning, the instructor’s offering becomes more dynamically connected to the student.

As teachers, the professors encourage the free pursuit of learning of their students. They hold before them the best scholarly standards of their discipline. Professors demonstrate respect for students as individuals and adhere to their proper roles as intellectual guides and counselors. Professors make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and to assure that their evaluations of students reflects each student’s true merit. They respect the confidential nature of the relationship between professor and student. They avoid any exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment of students. They acknowledge significant academic or scholarly assistance from them. They protect their academic freedom.

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