Writing Across the Curriculum

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program (WAC) sustains Appalachian State's Vertical Writing Curriculum, 2011-2012 recipient of the CCCC's Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, by offering support for faculty teaching writing and using writing as a learning tool at all levels of education at Appalachian. The Program was recently featured in Kathleen Blake Yancey's "Follow the Sources: Notes Toward WEC's Contribution to Disciplinary Writing" in the Writing-Enriched Curricula: Models of Faculty-Driven and Departmental  Transformation collection (2021). Yancey highlights the breadth of our disciplinary and genre resources, including the Writing About Guidelines, the Who Writes What list, and the Glossary of Terms.

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, programs, and units across campus as well as with other schools and North Carolina Community Colleges.  For a workshop or consultation with your program, please contact Director Elizabeth Carroll at carrollel@appstate.edu.

Founding Director Georgia Rhoades has offered workshops and consultations to universities and community colleges in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, California, Indiana, Connecticut, U.K, and Lebanon.  In 2021, Rhoades was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum for making significant contributions to the field of WAC through scholarship, service, and/or achievement. She currently serves on the AWAC Board of Consultants. Please contact her at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu.

The Vertical Writing Curriculum: An Introduction

WAC Presents: A Guide for Student Writing at ASU explains the vertical writing model of General Education for undergraduate students at Appalachian. Learn more about the vertical writing curriculum here.

Writing Across the Curriculum for Community College Students

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