That's WAC!

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.

Please click the following links to access these innovative resources from our program:

112 Faculty Support

Beginning in May 2014, our WAC Program has provided faculty development support for community colleges making the transition to ENG 112 as a WAC course. The NCCCS has recently created a new ENG 112 course description this year and produced a draft of possible competencies, which we have been using as a guide for course revision. To see the course description, suggested competencies, and materials from our institutes at Appalachian, as well as Johnston, Forsyth Tech and Coastal Carolina community colleges, please click here. For more information about the materials, or if you would like to request a workshop on your campus, contact director Georgia Rhoades at

Writing About Guidelines

 WAC Consultant Dennis Bohr and University Writing Center Consultants contributed to the creation of these guidelines. Bohr also solicited feedback from professors in the respective disciplines to ensure the accuracy of the guidelines. 

WAC Glossary

WAC holds regular conversations with WID faculty, and these discussions help us to build a common vocabulary for writing pedagogy that strengthens the unified writing curriculum and encourages transfer of skills and genre knowledge. Therefore, in order to facilitate conversations about writing and to have a common vocabulary when we talk about writing, we have created the WAC Glossary of Terms. 



Georgia Rhoades - WAC Director

The WAC Program is happy to announce that Georgia Rhoades has returned from OCSA and will resume her work as our WAC Director for the fall 2015 semester. 

Please contact Georgia by email ( with questions about the program, institutional visits, and WAC's 8th annual WAI conference, to be held in spring 2015. 

112 Faculty Support

112 Faculty Support

Community College Blog

Community College Blog

Vertical Writing Model

Vertical Writing Model

WAC Video: A Guide for Student Writing at ASU

 A Guide for Student Writing at ASU      

Nancy Sommers Video: Beyond the Red Ink

 Beyond the Red Ink

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
253 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

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

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