My students would benefit more from a swift kick in the butt. Remember the Calvin and Hobbes comic? Calvin was selling those. Hobbes asked, "How's business?" Calvin said, "Terrible...I can't understand it...Everybody I know needs what I'm selling!"
I'm convinced that if I live and teach long enough, students will be getting "happy ending" handjobs from Deans as long as they pay tuition.
And the faculty? Why does nobody think of US as customers of the university? Couldn't I use a "cuddle" on a big grading day like today? Is that dirty?
True. My campus has a therapy dog who is available for petting a couple times a week (a human therapist accompanies him). They promote this mainly to students but I always go during exam week because I DESERVE TO PET THE DOG TOO.
my school does too, but can profies bring their dogs to campus? hell no, because "some people are afraid of dogs."
I think you can get your dog certified as a therapy dog. But that may not solve the issue, because the counterargument is that the therapy dogs are in designated places, which makes avoiding them easier than if they were accompanying random employees.
I am with those who say proffies need the cuddling service at least as much as students do. In fact, it surprises me that cuddling for hire is not right up there (or down there) with prostitution as a black-market service industry. It would be far safer for all concerned and awfully nice.