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 Canvas

There is a Faculty Resource course in Canvas.  There, the WSU faculty will find step-by-step instructions for many enhancement features.  If you would like access, simply email Dr. Geralyn Stephens, Associate Professor and Canvas Faculty Liaison, to be added to the 'course'. 

Please refer to the Canvas Instructor Guide, which includes detailed documentation on every tool in Canvas. You can also Canvas logoaccess the Canvas guides by clicking "Help" in the global navigation bar in Canvas.

You can now combine (now known as cross-list) your own courses at any time. Please follow these instructions. If you encounter any issues, please contact lmsadmin@wayne.edu.

We have integrated a plagiarism detection tool called UnicheckStep-by-step instructions can be found here.

To learn move about the 'reality' of using Canvas at Wayne State University, please visit this Blog.  It contains ancedotal experiences from our WSU Information Privacy Officer, Associate Professor and Faculty Liaison, Dr. Michael Barnes. 


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.