Outreach and WAI Conference
WAC's Outreach program has sponsored several projects since its inception in 2009. Our aim is to foster and support writing at Appalachian but in the larger community.
Among our early projects were Veterans Writing Program and Writing for the Real World. Our ongoing projects include WAI, now in its 6th year and the 112 Faculty Development Institutes and campus workshops across NC, Writing for Social Justice, Writing Cafe, and WWP.
Since 2009, Appalachian State University's Writing Across the Curriculum Program has sponsored an annual Writing Across the Institutions (WAI) conference to support community college faculty by providing them access to best practices in the teaching of writing, scholars from the field, and an opportunity to meet in conversation with other NC community college and Appalachian faculty. Appalachian’s WAC Program was designed to create opportunities for faculty to connect writing program goals and outcomes in order to better serve students, and the WAI conference extends that conversation to community college faculty in order to help strengthen instruction for transfer students. WAI participants will use the information and relationships gained at this event to better design and implement writing instruction that encourages student success and transfer across institutions.
This year's WAI conference will be held on April 1st, 2016. Agenda and campus location TBA.
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 NCCS is discussing ENG 112 Competencies this year and produced a draft of possible competencies, which we have been using as a guide for course revision. To see these 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at email@example.com.
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)