Wayne State University

Part-Time Faculty Resources

For new part-time instructors at Wayne State, navigating the University can be intimidating.  Here are some suggestions to help new part-time instructors get started.  Click on the links below to find useful information about many topics related to teaching. 


Getting Started at Wayne State University

For more Getting Started information, please visit our Getting Started webpage

To view general purpose classroom technologies, click here. You may also call the Library Computing Helpdesk at 313-577-1154 or email them at csthelp@wayne.edu

To access the Union of Part-Time Faculty (UPTF) website, click here.


Getting Started with Blackboard

This quick start guide to Blackboard will guide you with making a course available, posting course materials such as announcements, your syllabus, lecture materials, as well as sending an email via Blackboard and viewing your course roster.  The guide also includes links to short how-to videos on each topic.

This quick start guide to creating assessments in Blackboard will guide you through creating and editing assessments in Blackboard, as well as deploying the assessment to a content area and editing test options.  The guide also includes links to short how-to videos on each topic.

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard.  By disabling printing, screen-sharing, instant-messaging and web-based applications, it safely locks students into a test taking environment that ensures academic integrity.  To learn more about Respondus Lockdown Browser, click here.

Respondus Monitor is a companion application that integrates webcam technology with Respondus LockDown Browser to address the core issues of student identity and academic integrity for all students.  Respondus Monitor records users during the exam to ensure only permitted resources are utilized and ensures a fair testing environment for all users.  To learn more about Respondus Monitor, click here.

Instructors can access Blackboard-related Quick Start Guides and instructional videos prepared by C&IT under the Faculty Resources and Blackboard Videos tabs when you log-in to your My Blackboard account.


Teaching Documentation Program

The OTL facilitates the Teaching Documentation Program (TDP), a self-paced program helps prepare individuals to teach better now and in the future. It also offers formalized documentation of an individual's teaching development efforts and provides participants a competitive advantage in future career goals. Included are requirements in theory, assessment, discipline-specific related teaching materials, and diversity.