I teach at the area university as a Graduate assistant. While I don't seek them out, some former students of mine have since become friends. Some of my co-workers don't like this and see it as inappropriate. I see no problem with it as they've already received a grade. Now, it HAS gone as far as one of them liking me and some intense feelings having been developed, but they're no longer students. Am I crazy? Am I wrong? What do you think?
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I've been friends with tons of my profs and the TA's at my school. Now that I'm a grad student, possibly getting to teach soon, I'm not going to cut those relationships off. And my school actually encourages friendships between the faculty and students, saying that it promotes maturity, bonding, and gives a better university experience. I've learned a lot from them, just like they thought I would then.
As long as you're school is ok with it, why not? Perhaps the others don't like it because they weren't befriended by their students, or the students didn't accept them as easily as they did you.1