The Writing Across the Curriculum Program offers support for faculty teaching writing and using writing as a learning tool at all levels of education at Appalachian. Housed in University College, WAC works closely with General Education, the Composition and Rhetoric Program, the Writing Center, and the First Year Seminar Program to offer consultations in course and assignment design and response and evaluation to writing in all classrooms. We also offer writing workshops and consultations with all departments and programs across campus as well as with other schools.  For a workshop or consultation with your program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at

We are proud to announce that Appalachian's writing programs--Writing Across the Curriculum, the University Writing Center, and Composition--have been awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence by Conference on College Composition and Communication, which was presented at the CCCC conference in St. Louis in March of 2012.  This award program has recognized outstanding writing programs since 2004.  For more information about the award, see

2013-14 WID Consultants

This year we are happy to announce that we are working with faculty from these programs:

Rachel Clark, Business and Professional Writing
Linda Johanson, Nursing
Joe Klein, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Tony Bly, History

2013-14 WAC Committee

Dee Parks,CS
Jeff Tiller, T & ED
Ila Prouty, Art
Sherry Alusow Hart, WAC Assessment

New WAC Staff

The WAC Program is happy to announce that C.C. Hendricks (right) will join Dennis Bohr, Elizabeth West and Sherry Alusow Hart as a WAC consultant. C.C. is a 2013 graduate of the MA program in English at Appalachian and earned a graduate certificate in Rhetoric and Composition.

The WAC Program also proudly announces that Mady Rizzo (left) will join our staff as a 2013-2014 Research Assistant. Mady is a current student of the MA program in English as well as the Rhetoric and Composition graduate certificate program.


Vertical Writing Model

Vertical Writing Model

WAC Video: A Guide for Student Writing at ASU

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Nancy Sommers Video: Beyond the Red Ink

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Web Resources

  • Writing Across the Curriculum is a unit within Appalachian’s University College. University College consists of the university’s integrated general education curriculum, academic support services, residential learning communities, interdisciplinary degree programs and co-curricular programming – all designed to support the work of students both inside and outside of the classroom.

Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at

Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
1107 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)

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