Professional Development 2021-2022

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. A list of this year's professional development workshops will become available as we schedule them.  

Adjuncts who participate in these workshops receive one student scholarship (limit two per academic year). The ACP awarded $76,500 in student scholarships last year. If you have questions, please email Brienna Manore at


Political Science Professional Development - September 15, 2021

Topic: Division, pandemic, and misinformation: Current challenges in teaching Political Science and Gender Studies

Location: ZOOM

Time: 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


German Professional Development - September 18, 2021

Fall Workshop for German Teachers

Presented by: Theresa Fuchs (Goethe Institut Chicago)


  1. Comparison of German and American political systems
  2. Youth movement in German politics
  3. For the German classroom: Reading, listening, writing, and speaking about politics in Germany.

Location: UMSL North Campus, Social Science Building Room #331

Register with Larry Marsh at

This PD will be conducted entirely in German


Political Science Professional Development - October 6, 2021

Presented by Prof. Ruth Iyob, Prof. Stephen Bagwell, and Tom Morris 

Topic: Roundtable on development in foreign policy

Location (Hybrid): Room 334 Social Science Building (UMSL North Campus) OR ZOOM


Communication and Media Professional Development - October 14, 2021

Presented by Jacob Smith: UMSL alum and Disabilities Advocate

Topic: We're all in this together: The Importance of Being an advocate for students

Location - Zoom:

Time: 6:00pm

Register Here


Biology Professional Development - October 16, 2021

Presented by Trey Kidd and Marc Spingola

Topic: Syllabus workshop: Writing meaningful learning objectives and aligning assessments

Location (Hybrid): Room 103 Benton Hall (UMSL North Campus) or 


Time: 9:30am

Register Here


Art & Design Professional Development - October 19, 2021

Presented by Elizabeth Buchta & Jennifer McKnight

Topics: Elizabeth Buchta–Lecturing

Jennifer McKnight–Cross Flexagon bookmaking

Location: Room 220 Fine Arts Building (UMSL North Campus)

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Refreshments provided

Register Here


Mathematics Professional Development - November 3, 2021 

Presented by Jenny Shrensker, Qiang Dotzel, Nazire Koc, and Ilgin Sager

Location - Over Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 955 5804 5278
Passcode: 541535

Time: 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: TBD

Register Here


Foreign Languages Professional Development - February 26, 2022

Approaches to Migration and Displacement in French and Spanish Studies

Location: TBD

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Breakfast provided

Register Here


History Professional Development - TBD


Psychology Professional Development - TBD


TCH ED Professional Development - TBD


Philosophy Professional Development - TBD


English Professional Development - TBD


Business Professional Development - TBD