Office for Teaching and Learning
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The Teaching Commons at Wayne State University is a collaboration of the Office for Teaching and Learning, University Libraries, and Academic Technology Support (C&IT) that provides our educational practitioners an integrated and interdependent hub serving to support excellence in teaching and learning.

Working together we anticipate, adapt and respond to the increasingly complex environment of teaching and learning in our urban research university setting. With our collaborators, we explore, assess and implement the best in research and evidence-based practice.

The Wayne State University Technology Resource Center was designed to bring the University's rich teaching, learning, and technology resources together in one place for faculty convenience. The TRC has been remarkably successful in this regard, and a highly innovative and productive synergy has developed as staff address important faculty concerns while fostering innovation in teaching and learning theory and technology.

In the Fall of 2013, the Technology Resource Center was reconceived as the Teaching Commons, building on the established internetwork of resources available to support faculty in their teaching and learning. The Teaching Commons replaces and extends the Technology Resource Center, with a slight readjustment in mission: focusing more on evidence-based practice in teaching and learning, less on technology in the classroom.

Latest news from our blogs

Nov 19, 2015
Some small news on the copyright front

From ProfTech

As many have found out, posting a video on YouTube can be perilous if it contains material that you do not own copyright to. Currently Google (Youtube’s owners) will remove videos if they receive what is known as a ‘takedown notice’ from the entity claiming to be the copyright owner. In a case I blogged […]


Nov 11, 2015
More Search Tricks in Wayne Connect 365

From ProfTech

Last week I provided some tricks for searching through email messages in the new Wayne Connect Powered by Microsoft. Following a question by one of my colleagues, here are some additional keywords and other pieces of search syntax you might find useful. Binary Operators You can use AND, OR, and NOT to join search terms. […]


Nov 11, 2015
The Significance of the Lingua Exodus

From Scholars Cooperative

Late last month the scholarly publishing world was shaken up when the entire editorial board for Lingua, a high-profile linguistics journal published by Elsevier, resigned over the publisher’s refusal to change several of the journal’s policies. The editors had three primary requests: That the journal be shifted to an Open Access publishing model, that the […]


Teaching Commons

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Purdy Library

5265 Cass Ave, Detroit MI 48202

(313) 577-1980

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