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.

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Apr 07, 2015
Copyright Robots Strike Again

From ProfTech

I have written in the past about how Youtube’s copyright robots take Youtube videos down if their digital brains sense a copyright violation. They know nothing of ‘fair use’, ‘parody’ or any reasonable ‘exception’. Today Rand Paul announced he is running for President, and the video announcing it has been taken down: The strangeness of […]

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Mar 12, 2015
Insidious phish preys on your fears of being hacked

From ProfTech

The phishers have a new trick–they send you an email purporting to be from iTunes or Amazon that tells you someone hacked your account and bought something. ‘Just click here and reset your password’. I got one the other day–it looked like this: Hovering over the iTunes link reveals eurekaequestrian.com, not ‘apple.com’. Apparently Amazon has […]

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Mar 10, 2015
Help us help you–participate in the ECAR survey

From ProfTech

Many WSU faculty (50% of them, to be precise) have been receiving requests to take part in a national survey of faculty attitudes towards technology at the university. The survey is being run by Educause, the national educational IT organization. This is the second year this survey has been run, and last year’s survey produced […]

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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