Part-Time Faculty Commons

The Part-Time Faculty Commons is a one-stop resource center designed to promote student-to-instructor interaction and provide instructional support for part-time faculty. Offering a variety of spaces and services, the “Commons” is dedicated to the support of our part-time instructors.  Some of its most popular amenities include copy machines, a computer lab, individual workspaces and, of course, our ever popular coffee and tea.

Within the Commons, part-time instructors consult with students, prepare for class at computerized workstations, and access copying and word processing services. The Commons provides an inviting atmosphere and gathering place for part-time faculty to consult with colleagues on instructional matters and access resources on effective teaching and learning practices. It also serves as the Teaching and Learning Center communication hub for the entire campus.

It is conveniently located on the first floor of the Crane Liberal Arts and Sciences Building.


Day Time
Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8:30am to 12 p.m.
Sunday Closed
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Crane Liberal Arts and Sciences Building LA 178
Phone: 734-677-5009
Fax: 734-677-5287


Orientation for New Part-time Faculty

Orientation occurs every Fall semester with informative presentations on WCC resources and services that benefit part-time faculty and their students.

Ways to use the Part-time Commons

  • While on campus use "My WCC" web to access faculty web services 
  • Document preparation of class materials prepared by the excellent word processing staff. (WCC exclusively supports Microsoft Office.) 
  • Get answers to questions about the College's programs, services, and resources from knowledgeable Commons staff. 
  • Receive your college mail in your official college mailbox for designated departments 
  • After hours drop box is available outside of LA 176. 
  • In office copiers available for faculty to duplicate small copying jobs or drop off larger copying jobs for Campus Copy Center's pickup service. (Note: All copy jobs require a copy card, which may be requested from your department chair.) 
  • Send and/or receive electronic communications via e-mail or FAX. 
  • Check out one of the latest books on teaching or topics related to your area of instruction. 
  • Provide times of availability and contact information for your students. 
  • Use one of the 10 PCs or 2 Macs in the computer lab (Canon color scanner is also available with Adobe Photoshop Elements Software). 
  • Use the Student Pickup File to leave handouts, tests and other class materials. 
  • Submit your final grades via the web and pick up your final grade audit rosters.

Evening and Weekend Clerical Support Staff

In addition to the Part-Time Faculty Commons, clerical support staff is available to assist the part-time faculty in the following locations (dial only the last four digits when calling from on campus):

Clerical Support Staff Locations:

Building Room number Phone number
Occupational Education Building OE 102 734-973-3358
Technical and Industrial Building TI 118 734-973-3535
Business Education Building BE 200 734-677-5431
Gunder Myran Building GM 300 734-477-8715
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