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

Jun 29, 2015
Wayne Connect Powered by Microsoft is almost here

From ProfTech

In late April I blogged about the new email/calendaring/collaboration system that was going to replace our current Wayne Connect email and calendar system based on Zimbra. As of this week the new software is gradually being implemented across campus, so this is a good time to remind everyone about what to expect. The most important point […]

Wayne Connect Powered by Microsoft is almost here is a post from: ProfTech

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Jun 24, 2015
Log in more safely

From ProfTech

Starting today you’ll see a new log-in screen when you go to the web-based version of Wayne Connect. This is part of a long-term project to unify the log-in screens of all of Wayne’s major services, Blackboard, Academica, and Wayne Connect. Although there are esthetic (and ‘branding’) advantages, the main reason is to help all […]

Log in more safely is a post from: ProfTech

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Jun 09, 2015
Don’t share passwords, even with yourself…

From ProfTech

You have probably noticed Wayne State has been inundated lately with phishing messages. Some of these have been from ‘compromised’ (that is hacked) computers on campus, while others were disguised to elude our spam filters. In any case, Provost Winters sent out a message explaining how we can all help keep this deluge down to […]

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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