Two Professors Receive Accessibility Excellence Award

Date Published: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Faculty members Luke Reinke and Sejal Foxx are recipients of the 2017 Accessibility Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff, presented by the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services.

The award is presented in recognition staff or faculty with a strong commitment to accessibility and disability-related issues. Recipients were chosen through student submissions that detailed the nominee’s extraordinary commitment to accessibility.

Dr. Reinke, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education, was commended by a student for his welcoming demeanor and commitment to inclusive instruction.

“He worked with me and my disability and was very caring and encouraging throughout the course,” the student said in her nomination. “When I had difficulty and said I couldn’t do something he always said ‘yet’ meaning I couldn’t do it that moment but he would help me and others to understand. He would teach in multiple ways for complete conceptual understanding not just being able to do the work, but being able to comprehend why it makes sense.

Dr. Foxx, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, was recognized for her work in the classroom teaching master’s and doctoral level courses.

Foxx and Reinke are among 11 faculty or staff members presented with the Accessibility Excellence Award this year.