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.

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 $25,000 in teacher stipends and $60,000 in student scholarships last year. If you have questions, please email Brian Farrar at farrarb@umsl.edu

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 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

"STLCyberCon" 

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

Register for the Business PD - Here

 

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

Register for the Foreign Language PD - Here

 

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

Register for Art and Art History - Here 

 

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

"Suzuki Movement Workshop"

Presented by: Felia Davenport

UMSL North Campus - Whitaker at Touhill Performing Arts Center 

Register for the Theatre PD - Here

 

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

Register for the Psychology PD - Here