Community College Resources

Community College Outreach

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.  If you are interested in any events that we host for our community college colleagues, please consider signing up for our Community College Mailing List by contacting Kelly Terzaken at  We send out event announcements, website updates, and calls for materials through this list!

We support community college faculty through our 112 Faculty Development, in which we visit community colleges or host workshops designed to help with the transfer or development of 112 classes.  We also host an annual conference, Writing Across Institutions (WAI), for community college faculty to share ideas, network, and learn from experts in the field.

WAC for Community College Students

Writing Across Institutions (WAI) 2022

We were thrilled to host a safe and face-to-face WAI 2022 on Friday, April 8. This year featured a Compassionate Teaching session by Calvin Jones and an afternoon keynote on Translating Writing Across Communities, Languages, Contexts, and Disciplines with Laura Gonzales. To view the day's agenda, presentation slides, and other shared resources, please visit the WAI 2022 website.

112 Faculty Development

Since May 2014, Appalachian State's WAC program has offered workshops to more than 50 schools in the NC Community College System. We have also provided workshops for Forsyth Tech, Coastal Carolina Community College, Wilkes Community College, Mitchell Community College, Johnston Community College, and Craven Community College at their campuses. If you're interested in a consultation or workshop on your campus, contact Director Elizabeth Carroll (

NCCCS 112 Course Description and Competencies Suggestions

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines: This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.