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Professional Development

Professional Development 2018-2019

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 $30,000 in teacher stipends and $76,500 in student scholarships last year. If you have questions, please email Susan Adams 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


German - September 8th - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Presented by: Anja Schmitt

Please Note - this PD will be conducted entirely in German

UMSL North Campus -  Social Science Building (SSB) Room 331

Registration Closed


Political Science and History - September 13th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by: Hal Brands

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

Registration Closed


Communication - October 4th - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

"Dream Big" - Presented by: Colleen Starkloff

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

Registration Closed


Art and Art History - October 29th - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

5:00pm "Printmaking" - Presented by: Jeff Sippel

6:00pm - Type Hike Poster Exhibit 

6:30pm "African Art History" - Presented by Susan Waller

UMSL North Campus - Fine Arts Building (FAB) 230 

Registration Closed


Mathematics - November 8th - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

“Some Best Practices in Teaching Your ACP Course” - Presented by: Jennifer Shrensker, Nazire Koc, and Qiang Dotzel

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

Registration Closed


History - November 12th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

"Experience and Memory: Enduring Vietnam" - Presented by James Wright

St. Louis History Museum - Lee Auditorium 

(Free and Open to the Public)

Registration Closed


Professional Development - November 14th - 5:30 - 7pm

"Learn, Recognize, Respond: Trauma Strategies for Educators"

EdCollabitat, COE, UMSL South Campus

Registration Closed


Science (Biology and Chemistry) - December 1 - 9:30 - 11:30 am

"Integrating Technology and Engagement"

Science Learning Building Atrium and Room 209 and Room 313

Registration Closed


Philosophy - December 8th - 10:00am-12:00pm

"Gandhian Non-Violence" Presented by David Griesedieck

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

Registration Closed


Psychology - January 26th - 9:30am-12:00pm

Current Trends in Drug Use Among High School Students

Presented by Jennifer Siciliani, PhD

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney (JCP) 403

Registration Closed


English -  March 2nd -  9:00am - 12:00pm

New Major, New You!  The Development of Literate Lives

Presented by Paula Coalier, Glenn Irwin, Matthew Kimbrell, Bill Klein, Kathleen Nigro, and Kate Watt

 UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney (JCP) 403

Registration Closed


Gender Studies - March 9th - 9:00am-11:00am

"Love and Other Emotions:  Twilight through a Feminist Lens"

 Presented by Kathleen Nigro

Millennium Student Center - SGA Chamber

Registration Closed



Art Professional Development - March 4, 2019 - March 14, 2019

Teaching and Creating II:  Artwork Exhibit by ACP Art Educators.  Please join is on March 14, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:00pm for the conclusion of the exhibit.

Presented by Jennifer McKnight

UMSL North Campus - Fine Arts Building (FAB) 230 

Registration Closed



Foreign Languages - April 6th, 2019 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Technology for the Language Learner:  Theory, Research and Practice

Presented by Tim Abeln, Martha Caeiro, Amy D'Agrosa, Yan Li, Sandy Trapani, Violaine White, Natasha Cesar-Suarez, John Trevathan

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Bldg.  Summit Ballroom

Registration Closed



Business Professional Development - April 10th, 2019 - 4:30 - 6pm

"Fostering Ideation and the Entrepreneurial Mindset "

Presented by:  Lisa Snider

UMSL North Campus - Anheuser-Bush Hall (ABH) room 103

Registration Closed