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

Jan 28, 2019
Happy Data Privacy Day!

From ProfTech

Keep your messages safe! January 28 is Data Privacy Day! To honor the day, I thought I would give a little tip to all of you Warriors. If you are like me, I’m going to guess that you receive countless numbers of email per day. It is likely the most utilized tool for your daily …

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Jan 23, 2019
Don’t be a phish, take Google’s security quiz

From ProfTech

Today I was sent a link by Geoff Nathan, WSU’s former privacy officer. It was a really nifty tool so I thought I would share it with you — Google just released a phishing quiz to test your knowledge on phishing messages. It takes eight minutes; you can finish it quickly. WSU’s C&IT security team …

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Jan 23, 2019
Happy Holidays! Have you been naughty or nice? Your gifts may know.

From ProfTech

It’s the holiday season.  Whether you are celebrating Chanukah,

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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