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Writing Across the Curriculum 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

WAC, with the University Writing Center and the Rhetoric and Composition Program--were awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence by Conference on College Composition and Communication. (For more information about the award, visit  WAC's staff have published about the program in Currents and Across the Disciplines, and have presented at EATAW in London and Dublin, WDHE in London, NFEAP in Oslo, CCCC, IWAC, Quinnipiac WAC Conference, the University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference, TYCA, AACRAO, Student Success in Writing Conference, and more. Please click here to learn more about our recent WAC scholarship and conference presentations.

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New WAC Staff

The WAC Program is happy to announce that Julie Karaus (left) and Amanda Finn (middle) will join Dennis Bohr, C.C. Hendricks, and Sherry Alusow Hart as WAC consultants.

The WAC Program also proudly announces that Brendan Hawkins (right) will join our staff as a 2014-2015 Research Assistant. Brendan is a current student of the MA program in English and the Rhetoric and Composition graduate certificate program. 

WID Consultants

Each year WAC works with WID consultants, who are a group of faculty in the disciplines who advice the program. Please click here to learn more about our WID consultants.

WAC Committee

The WAC Committee advises the program and recommends course proposals to the General Education Council. Please click here to learn more about the WAC committee. 

wac open house

Vertical Writing Model

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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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