As an urban research university we are a global community of extraordinary teachers and learners.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
From Scholars Cooperative
In May of this year, academic publishing giant Elsevier acquired the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), an extremely popular Open Access (OA) repository for the social sciences, economics, law, and the humanities. I wrote then about some concerns I had with Elsevier, historically a profit-oriented and anti-OA company, operating a popular OA platform. It seems that, […]