Professional Development 2019-2020

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


History Professional Development - September 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

"Mound City, the Place of the Indian Past and Present in St. Louis"

Presented by:  Patricia Cleary

Missouri History Museum - Lee Auditorium - Forest Park

Registration Closed


History Professional Development - September 17, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm.

"Tracing the Culture Legacy of Irish Catholicism"

Presented by:  Eamon Maher

UMSL North Campus - Social Sciences & Business Building - room 331

Registration Closed


Political Science Professional Development - September 19, 2019  - 7:00 pm

"Greece, Democracy and the Politics of Civility"

Presented by: Dr. Michael Herzfeld

UMSL North Campus - Millennium Student Center - Century Room A

Registration Closed


German Professional Development - October 5, 2019  - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

"Fall Workshop for German Teachers"

Presented by: Anja Schmitt

UMSL North Campus - Social Sciences and Business Building (SSB) - Room 331

Registration Closed


Communication and Media Professional Development - October 16, 2019 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Students with Disabilities:  Authentic Support, not Mascots and Trophies"

Presented by:  Steve Foelsch

UMSL North Campus - Millennium Student Center - Century Room B

Registration Closed


Biology Professional Development - October 19, 2019 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Using Canvas, and Frontiers in Biology: from Laboratory to Classroom"

Presented by:  Marc Spingola and Ambrose Kidd

UMSL North Campus - Benton Hall - Room B102

Registration Closed


Art and Art History Professional Development - October 21,2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

"Photoshop color channels and animations"

"Game Based Learning & Art History: The Assassin's Creed Model"

Presented by Jennifer McKnight & Maureen Quigley

UMSL North Campus - Fine Arts Building - Room 215

Registration Closed


Psychology Professional Development - October 22, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

"Euphoria - Understanding of Sex and Drugs in Teens"

Presented by: Jennifer Siciliani

UMSL North Campus - Millennium Student Center - SGA Chambers

Registration Closed


Mathematics Professional Development - November 14, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 7:30 PM

"Mathemactical Speed Dating"

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

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Conference Building - Summit Ballroom

Registration Closed


ED Collabitat Professional Development - November 18, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

"Conversations in Education Series"

Presented by:  Dr. Ruth Schumacher-Martinez

ED Collabitat, UMSL South Campus

Registration Closed


Philosophy Professional Development - December 7, 2019 - 09:30 am -11:30 am

"Philosophy of the Upanishads"

Presented by:  David Griesedieck

UMSL North Campus - Millennium Student Center - Century Room B

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English Professional Development - February 1, 2020 - 09:00 am - 11:00 am

"Re-thinking Participation in Writing Courses"

Presented by:  Paula Coalier, Matthew Kimbrell, WIlliam Klein, Christopher Schott, Lynn Staley, and Kathryne Watt

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Conference Building - Room 403

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Foreign Languages Professional Development - April 4, 2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Interpersonal Communication"

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

UMSL North Campus - J.C. Penney Conference Building - Room 402 & 403

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