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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

Aug 18, 2016
SocArXiv Begins Accepting Article Submissions

From Scholars Cooperative

In my last post for the Scholars Cooperative, I gave a brief overview of a major issue occurring as a result of Elsevier’s takeover of SSRN, that many papers on SSRN were being taken down due to “copyright concerns.” It seems that articles uploaded without a statement indicating explicit permission from the copyright holder to […]

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Jul 22, 2016
Another way to make your email more secure

From ProfTech

Nowadays it’s easy to lose track of passwords, because we have so many. And if you forget your password, there are various ways that email system owners verify that it’s ‘you’ before allowing you to reset it. For many years Wayne State has provided a series of  ‘challenge questions’, which you set answers to. Unfortunately the […]

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Jul 20, 2016
Booking International Travel is About to Change

From ProfTech

Getting to TravelWayne is going to get a little more complicated if you are planning international travel. Here’s why. For a number of years the US Department of State, the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Treasury Department have had restrictions on what things can be exported to other countries. These restrictions come from the […]

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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