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

Jan 28, 2016
Today is Data Privacy Day–Read all about it

From ProfTech

In honor of Data Privacy Day, a few items. You may have heard that we had a guest speaker, Sol Bermann, Chief Privacy Officer at U of M on Tuesday. He is happy to share the slides he presented on Privacy and Big Data, so here they are:  Privacy Matters Also, my blog from last […]

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Jan 21, 2016
Privacy and Big Data–Why everybody should care

From ProfTech

As I have mentioned here, I am now the university’s Information Privacy Officer. As part of educating the campus on the increasing importance of privacy, especially as it relates to the electronic data about each of us sprinkled around the world, I’ve invited the University of Michigan’s Chief Privacy Officer, Sol Bermann, to give a […]

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Jan 19, 2016
Amazon and Bestbuy are following me, and it’s creeping me out

From ProfTech

Yesterday I needed to find a price for a box of inkjet printer cartridges I have but no longer need (the printer broke and I bought a new one that uses different cartridges). I was trying to sell them. This morning I visited my favorite political blog site, Reason Magazine’s Hit and Run and guess […]

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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