The department I used to teach in had the attitude that a student's problems automatically became mine. Anything less meant I wasn't "dedicated". My masters weren't pleased when I gave them to understand that I didn't work in a daycare centre and that I wasn't going to wipe the noses of my students. The law considered them to be adults and I expected them to behave accordingly.
I had similar overseers when I was an Accursed Visiting Assistant Professor. The argument that my wiping the students' noses would be counterproductive, because it would remove any need for the students to learn to wipe their noses, was something they didn't seem able to understand.
I LOVE BLUNTCARD.That is all.
I don't want to see the obituary like in the twitter feeds. They get four free absences. I don't care what they are used for. No documentation needed. It makes my life so much easier.
I am a walking BluntCard when I am tired. I am often tired. This is why I probably have never won any awards for teaching.
During the time I was teaching, I'm sure I was the inspiration for many "Dilbert" strips. I didn't win any teaching awards, either.
I think I would be suspicious of anyone awarding me an award for teaching. :)