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

Sep 23, 2015
“Happy Birthday” Song in Public Domain

From Copyright@WSULS

Rest easy, everyone. You can perform your stunning rendition of the Happy Birthday song without paying royalties! Judge rules ‘Happy Birthday’ song is in public domain (Detroit Free Press) Questions about Copyright? Copyright@WayneState


Sep 16, 2015
The Ashley-Madison Breach is a shot across the bows

From ProfTech

Bruce Schneier, one of my heroes (he invented the term ‘security theater’ to describe the TSA) has a sobering article in the current Atlantic. Even if your email wasn’t in Ashley Madison’s database, you’ve got lots to worry about. Food for thought…


Sep 09, 2015
Quick Guide to the New Email System, and Some Mysteries Solved

From ProfTech

If you are completely bewildered by the new email system, there’s a quick start guide located here. In the next few days I’ll be adding information on how to conduct searches within  your email and calendars, and about keyboard shortcuts for those who prefer them to mousing and clicking. Here’s a preview: while in an […]


Teaching Commons

Wayne State University

Purdy Library

5265 Cass Ave, Detroit MI 48202

(313) 577-1980

Map to the Teaching Commons in the Purdy Library