I dont care who does what with whom as long as it doesnt affect me
Isn't the question more of should it end your job? Most of these people that we hear about that get canned for fooling around transition fairly easily into new areas of life. So their careers don't really end. No, it shouldn't end your ability to earn a living. I don't know exactly how I feel because I do like the public humiliation aspect of it. Cheating is big deal, that behavior should be something that everybody wants to correct, and some people need that kind of therapy where everyone has their eyes on you. But at the same time, I don't personally give a rip. I don't think I've ever clicked on one of those stories. Would I have canned David Paterus? Yes. Bill Clinton? Yes. There are simply some positions that the risk of blackmail or extraction of things better left unknown is a problem. The college teacher? Probably not unless the whole situation starting being too much baggage where she wasn't satisfying the criteria of the job anymore. If she did again? Definitely.
It all depends on the circumstances. If it's a teacher banging a student, of course. If it's a Naval officer using his power to bang some enlisted chick, yes. If it's the head of the CIA getting it on with his secretary, I say yes. If it's two co-workers in some multi-million dollar company, no.
Gobert or go home
I think everyone is hung up on the teacher/student thing because it represents the direct misuse of a position of authority. Consensual or not, it is unethical and improper, if not an outright violation of the rules.
If you're messing around with someone you have no academic or professional influence over, it's a completely different animal.
It could be argued that a professor shouldn't be having sex with a student at that school, regardless of the likelihood of that student taking the professor's class. There is still the possibility of there being some use of a position of power. Granted, the likelihood drops significantly.
Gobert or go home
On a more general note should an accountant get fired fro his job because he is cheating on his wife? I don't believe so, and I've never been a fan of the "well if he cheated on his wife, A SACRED VOW!!!, he'll cheat on ANYTHING INCLUDING YOUR TAXES!!" sort of argument. It almost makes me wonder if the people who make that argument don't understand what a powerful attraction sex is, particularly sex with a woman that isn't the same woman you've been having sex with for the past 10 or whatever years.
In Lindsay We Trust
Its student teacher inppropriate sex having is NOT infidel only you claim.
The OP plot thickens
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/08/us/tex...html?hpt=hp_t2A head coach at Texas since 1993, Kearney is held in great esteem in the track world. She led the Longhorns to six national titles and was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007.She is widely admired for her gritty resolve to walk again after she was partially paralyzed in an auto accident.
But things turned sour for Kearney last year when the university learned of an affair in 2002 with a female student. The revelation came at just about the same time Kearney was discussing a pay raise and a contract extension.