Office for Teaching and Learning
University Libraries
Academic Technology Support (C&IT)

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 19, 2017
Eduroam is here (and there, and everywhere)

From ProfTech

Former Information Privacy Officer Geoff Nathan got firsthand experience with Wayne State’s new eduroam service this summer. Check out what he had to say. — Michael Barnes Wayne State University has joined the international consortium known as eduroam. Eduroam allows anyone with login credentials at member universities to log in to the network at any […]

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Sep 15, 2017
Teaching Handbook

From Office for Teaching & Learning

Are you looking to incorporate some new teaching and learning strategies to help you be at your best as a teacher? Is your goal to engage students and build a strong community of learners regardless of the environment – traditional, hybrid or online – in which you are teaching? The Office for Teaching and Learning […]

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Sep 13, 2017
Welcoming our new Information Privacy Officer

From ProfTech

Those who know me (or those who occasionally look at the blog listings on Today@Wayne) may know that after 15 years at Wayne State University, I announced my retirement this past spring. I was proud to serve as Wayne State’s first Information Privacy Officer and I’m confident that my successor, Michael J Barnes, will be […]

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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