Dr. Jones Awarded SGA Open Educator Award

Written by: Justin Ikpo (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: May 10, 2016

Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Trez Jones was awarded the SGA Open Educator Award at the Inaugural ceremony in the Sterling C. Evans Library on Wednesday, May 4. Texas A&M University Libraries partnered with the Student Government Association (SGA) to create two new awards given to faculty members for promoting a culture of utilizing free academic resources and knowledge sharing.

“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work with our own Student Government Association to develop such meaningful faculty awards," said University Libraries Director of Scholarly Communications Bruce Herbert. “These awards expose faculty who are not only using innovation to develop course materials but are also providing cost savings for the undergraduate student.”

Dr. Jones, who was nominated by one his students, was noted for his usage of free student resources that allowed students to discuss ideas about the topic of rapidly changing media.

“Every single professor that engages in providing open resources for students is decreasing the financial burden and expanding educational opportunities for thousands of A&M students,” said SGA Vice President of Academic Affairs Ted Gomes.