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 at Wayne State University.
Getting Started at Wayne State University
If you are teaching in a general purpose classroom, you can search for available technology by building. You may also call the Library Computing Helpdesk at 313-577-1154 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions directly related to the Union of Part-Time Faculty (UPTF), we encourage you to check out the UPTF website.
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 access the Canvas guides by clicking "Help" in the global navigation bar in Canvas.
We have integrated a plagiarism detection tool called "Unicheck". Step-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.