WAC Structure and Services

dorothyallison pictureWAC is housed in University College and works with the Composition Program in English and the University Writing Program to support writing at Appalachian.  Georgia Rhoades directs the program and Sherry Alusow Hart is the Director of Assessment.  Sheryl Mohn is the WAC program associate.  WAC consultants offer support to the program by advising faculty in teaching writing.  They also frequently present at conferences and are involved in various areas of WAC scholarship.  Please see below for a listing of their scholarship.

Each year WAC works with WID consultants, who are a group of faculty in the disciplines who advice the program. 

The WAC Committee advises the program and recommends course proposals to the General Education Council.

WAC Scholarship Title

Rhoades and Bohr. "Facilitating Conversations Between Composition and WID Faculty in a Unified Writing Curriculum." Across the Disciplines, 11.1 (2014). To access this article, please visit: http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/articles/bohr_rhoades2014.cfm.

Rhoades and Carroll. “Supporting a Vertical Writing Model: Faculty Conversations Across the Curriculum.” Currents 4.2 (Spring 2012):  42-50. To access this article, please visit: http://www.worcester.edu/Currents/Archives/Volume_4_Number_2/CURRENTSV4N2.pdf.

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  • Rhoades, Georgia and Dennis J. Bohr. “Mentoring Faculty Across the Disciplines.” New Mexico Mentoring Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 24 October 2014. 
  • Hendricks, C.C. "Writing Across Institutions Conference: Initiating a Dialogue about Transfer Student Success in Writing." American Association for College Registrars and Administrative Officers Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 6 July 2014.
  • Hart, Sherry Alusow and C.C. Hendricks. "Modeling Habits of Mind in the Professions." Student Success in Writing Conference. Savannah, Georgia. 4 April 2014.
  • Rhoades, Georgia and Dennis J. Bohr. “Supporting Student Writing Across the Curriculum.” Norwegian Forum on English for Academic Purposes. Oslo, Norway. 13 June 2014.
  • Rhoades, Georgia and Elizabeth Carroll. “Calling All Resources: Feminist Administrators in Hard Times.” National Women’s Studies Association. Oakland, California.  10 November 2013.
  • Rhoades, Georgia, Dennis J. Bohr, Travis Rountree, and Elizabeth West. “Handling the Paper Load.” Student Success in Writing Conference. Savannah, Georgia. 8 February 2013.
  • Rhoades, Georgia, Sherry Alusow Hart, Dennis J. Bohr, Travis Rountree, Elizabeth West, Erin Zimmerman. Pre-conference Workshop. “Full Service WAC: Projects Across the Curriculum.” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Savannah, Georgia. 7 June 2012.
  • Rhoades, Georgia, Elizabeth Carroll, and Kim Gunter. “Still Trying to Break Our Bonds: Lessons from an Ongoing Struggle for Writing Program Independence.” CCCC. St. Louis, Missouri. 24 March 2012.
  • Bohr, Dennis J. and Elizabeth Carroll. “Sustainable Faculty Development in Support of Student Writing.” European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW). Limerick, Ireland. 30 June 2011.
  • Rhoades, Georgia, Sherry Alusow Hart, Dennis J. Bohr, Travis Rountree, and Erin Zimmerman. “Supporting Critical Thinking in a Vertical Writing Model.” Quinnipiac WAC Conference. 16-17 November 2010.
  • Rhoades, Georgia. “WAC Program Assessment.” Counsel of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA). Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, North Carolina. 15 September 2010.
  • Rhoades, Georgia, and Dennis J. Bohr. “Conversations Across the Curriculum.” Writing Development in Higher Education Confernce (WDHE). London, England. 28 June 2010.
  • Rhoades, Georgia. “Sustaining a Vertical Writing Model.” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (IWAC). Bloomington, Indiana. 21 May 2010.
  • Rhoades, Georgia. “Rethinking WAC Through Dialogue and Intersection.” CCCC. Louisville, Kentucky. 18 March 2010.
  • Rhoades, Georgia and Sherry Alusow Hart, Dennis J. Bohr, Elizabeth Carroll, Kim Gunter, (?) Hassell, Travis Rountree, (?) West, Erin Zimmerman. Pre-Conference Workshop with Other Appalachian Writing Program Representatives. “Highlighting Shared Interests Among Writing Programs.” CCCC. Louisville, Kentucky. 17 March 2010.
  • Rhoades, Georgia. “Creating a Writing Culture: Writing Across the Curriculum in the Program, Department, University, and Community.” Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Seattle, Washington. 21 January 2009.
  • Rhoades, Georgia and Dennis J. Bohr. “Creating Professional Identity: NTT'S Changing the University.” North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing (NCSTW). Raleigh, North Carolina. October 2008.
  • Rhoades, Georgia. “Improving the Working Conditions of Non-Tenure Track Faculty.” American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA). Chicago, Illinois. November 2006.

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Contact Us

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

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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