VII. Resources


The RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION PROGRAM operates through three primary sites: undergraduate composition courses; graduate courses, including a certificate in Rhetoric and Composition and opportunities for teaching assistants with courses in theory and practice; and faculty development in the teaching of writing. The goal is to help students develop strategies that will support lifelong thinking, reading, and writing.  Courses in process writing are designed to help students become rhetoricians who focus on invention and revision as they develop drafts, who explore a variety of research methods and genres, who analyze and produce a variety of texts, and who reflect on their writing in the contexts of their general study and their lives. 

Director: Kim Gunter (
Sanford Hall
Phone: (828) 262-3098


The UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER (UWC) offers free services to students, faculty, and staff of Appalachian State University. Anyone who would like to discuss a piece of writing with an informed, sensitive reader is welcome. The UWC consultants work with writers on a wide variety of projects: papers for academic courses; masters and senior thesis chapters; personal essays for job, graduate school, and law school applications; creative writing projects; grant or project proposals; and course syllabi. Consultants work with writers at any stage of the writing process, from inventing topics to editing at the sentence level.

Director: Dr. Beth Carroll (
Asst. Director: Rachel Strickland (
Room 008 Belk Library and Information Commons
Phone: (828) 262-3144


The WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM PROGRAM (WAC) offers support for faculty teaching writing and using writing as a learning tool at all levels of education at Appalachian. Housed in University College, WAC works closely with General Education, 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.

WAC Director: Dr. Georgia Rhoades (
Room 1107 Anne Belk Old Library Classroom Building
Phone: (828) 262-2075

WAC consultants:

Room 1115 Anne Belk Old Library Classroom BuildingPhone: (828) 262-2076 

Other Campus resources

 The FIRST YEAR SEMINAR PROGRAM introduces students to the rigor of academic study at the university level through interdisciplinary engagement with a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the foundation of the university‚Äôs new General Education program.  These small seminar-style classes are taught by experienced faculty who are committed to helping freshmen make the transition from high school to college by developing creative and critical thinking abilities, cultivating effective communication skills, and introducing students to a variety of research tools and methods.  First Year Seminar also provides students the opportunity to make connections with faculty and other students, to discover the wide range of resources Appalachian provides its students, and to become part of the university and local community.  Room 1114, Anne Belk Library Classroom Building
Phone: (828) 262-2028
BELK LIBRARY AND INFORMATION COMMONS218 College Street, PO Box 32026Phone: (828) 262-2186homepage: http://library.appstate.eduFor subject specialists, go to


ONLINE RESOURCESThe WAC CLEARINGHOUSE ( in partnership with the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs, publishes journals, books, and other resources for teachers who use writing in their courses.

Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at

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)

For more information about WAC

Vertical Writing Model

WAC Film

Community College Support

Web Resources

QEP Global Learning