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) 2020
While the face-to-face WAI Conference had to be canceled due to COVID-19, we enjoyed a virtual RISE session with Dr. Davonna Thomas and Ashley Ess from Coastal Carolina Community College. Their presentation, which addressed the transition center and the co-requisite course, can be viewed below. You can also read our notes from the session 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.