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Professional Development

Professional Development 2017-2018

NACEP, the Advanced Credit Program's accrediting body, requires all dual credit adjuncts to attend one professional development workshop every academic year. For this reason, the ACP offers a wide variety of PD workshops each year. For a list of this year's professional development workshops, see the list below.

Adjuncts who participate in these workshops receive a $100 stipend for personal use (limit one per academic year) and they are also awarded one student scholarship (limit two per academic year). The ACP awarded approximately $29,500 in teacher stipends and $73,000 in student scholarships last year. If you have questions, please email Brian Farrar at For a map with some of the most common locations of PDs, click here. To see last year's schedule of events, click here


History - September 18th at 7:00pm

"Community Voices on Public Screens"

Presented by: Louis Messiah

Missouri History Museum - Lee Auditorium

 Registration Closed


German - September 23rd - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Presented by: Paul Obernuefmann

Please Note - this PD will be conducted entirely in German

UMSL North Campus Social Science Building (SSB) Room 331

Registration Closed


Political Science - September 27th - 7:00pm

"Russia's Resurgence and the End of the Post-Cold War Era"

Presented by: Alexander Cooley 

UMSL North Campus - Millennium Student Center (MSC) Century Room A (3rd Floor)

Registration Closed


Psychology and Gender Studies - October 14th - 9:00am - 12:00pm

"Gender; is it a Biological or Social Construct?"

Presented by: Jennifer Siciliani and Kathleen Nigro 

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Conference Center (JCP) 402

Registration Closed


Biology - October 23rd - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

" Teaching Science: Evidence Based Strategies for Introductory Biology Courses"

Presented by: Marc Spingola and Trey Kidd

UMSL North Campus - Science Learning Building 209

Registration Closed


Mathematics - November 2nd - 4:30pm - 7:30pm

"Beyond the ACP Course"

Presented by: Jennifer Shrensker, Nazire Koc, and Qiang Dotzel

UMSL North Campus - Millennium Student Center (MSC) Century Room A (3rd Floor)

Registration Closed


Philosophy - November 4th - 9:00am - 12:00pm

“Sufism, an Enduring Form of Islamic Spirituality”

Presented by: David Griesedieck 

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Conference Center (JCP) 204

Registration Closed


Art & Art History - November 16th (Click for More Info) - Reception 5:30pm to 7:00pm

"Advanced Credit Program Art Exhibition"

Curated by: Ken Anderson and Jen McKnight

UMSL Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallery

Registration Closed


English - February 17th - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Presented by: Glenn Irwin, Paula Coalier, Matt Kimbrell, Bill Klein, Kathleen Nigro, Kate Watt

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Conference Center (JCP) 202

Registration Closed


Art & Art History - February 27th - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Presented by: Maureen Quigly and Jennifer McKnight

UMSL Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallary

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Communications - March 7th - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Presented by: Dr. Alan D. Heisel 

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Conference Center (JCP) 204

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Business and Info Systems - March 8th - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Presented by: Mimi Duncan and Jill Bernard Bracy

UMSL North Campus - Anheuser-Busch Hall (ABH) 103

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Foreign Languages - April 5th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Presented by: Tim Abeln, Martha Caeiro, Amy D'Agrosa, Yan Li, Sandy Trapani, Violaine White

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