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.  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) 2021

WAI 2021 will be held on Friday, March 26. We are excited to feature a morning workshop on Emotional Labor led by Georgia Rhoades and an afternoon workshop on Online Writing Instruction led by Jessie Borgman and Casey McArdle. In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, participants can register for either or both sessions (please note: each session will be accessed via a separate Zoom link) and recordings will be made available to registerered participants after the event. To register, select from the options below:

Explore past WAI presentations and materials here.

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.