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Professional Development

Professional Development 2016-2017

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.


History - September 12th at 7:00pm

"Remembering Route 66"

Presented by: Andrew Hurley, Susan Session Rugh, Emerson R. Vallo, and John A. Wright

Missouri History Museum - Lee Auditorium


Political Science - September 20th at 7:00pm

"Fighting the War on Terror: The Tough Moral, Legal, and Strategic Choices the United States Faces"

Presented by: Martin Rochester

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


Biology - October 8th - 9:00am

"Tour UMSL's Newest Science Labs"

Presented by: Dr. Marc Spingola and Trey Kidd

UMSL North Campus Science Learning Building Lobby


Art - October 15th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

"Hand Building Ceramics: Fundamental, Flamboyant, and Finessed!"

Presentation by: Lisa Scott

UMSL Ceramics Annex, Building #65


German - October 15th at 9:00am

Presentation by Anja Schmitt and Caroline Blank 

Please Note - this PD will be conducted entirely in German

UMSL North Campus Social Science Building (SSB) Room 331


Communications - October 19th at 4:30pm

"Communication and the At-Risk Student" 

Presented by: Tony Laurence

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


English - November 5th - 9:00am - Noon

"The Crack in the Door:  Finding Meaning in Text"

Presented by:  Matthew Kimbrell, Kathleen Nigro,

Glenn Irwin, William Klein, Paula Coalier, and Kate Watt

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


Mathematics - November 10th - 4:30pm - 7:30pm

“Orchestrating Productive Math Discussions”

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

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


History - November 15th - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

"Teaching a New History"

Presented by: Kevin Fernlund and Peter Acsay

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


Business and Information Systems - November 18th - 8:00am - 4:00pm


ACP Instructor must register with the ACP and for the event to receive a student scholarship and stipend


Philosophy - December 3rd at 10:00am

"Zen Buddhism: Its History and Relevance to the Western World"

Presented by: David Griesedieck 

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


Chemistry - February 11th at 9:30am

"Beer Brewing and Science Education"

Presented by: Dr. Bruce Hamper

UMSL North Campus - Benton Hall 303


Business - February 22 - 4:30pm 

"Using Data to Make Decisions"

Presented by: Jill Bernard, PhD

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


Foreign Languages - March 2nd from 4:00pm-7:00pm

"Preparing Students for Today's Collegiate Language Programs"

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

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


Art and Art History - March 4th from Noon-3:00pm

"Woodblock Printing in Japan"

Presented by: Anuradha Vedegiri and Jeffery Sippel

UMSL North Campus - Fine Arts Building


Theatre - March 11th from 10:00am-1:00pm

"Suzuki Movement Workshop"

Presented by: Felia Davenport

UMSL North Campus - Whitaker at Touhill Performing Arts Center 


Psychology - March 18th from 9:00am-12:00pm

"Gender and Sexuality"

Presented by: Jennifer Siciliani, PhD

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