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 

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

Presenters:  Joshua and Cynthia Hovis

Location - Over Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 955 5804 5278
Passcode: 541535

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

Topic: Trauma Informed Math Education.  How to identify math anxiety in your students and how to help them reduce it.

Register Here


Dr. Edwin Fedder Annual Lectures (Political Science)

Afghanistan and the 2021 Evacuation of Civilians by the United States Military

November 8, 2021 at 6pm 

Resettling the Afghan Diaspora in St. Louis - Challenges and Opportunities

 November 16, 2021 at 7pm

Visit flier for registration


Philosophy Professional Development - November 13, 2021

Presented by David Griesedieck

Topic: MAHAYANA BUDDHISM. A few centuries after Buddha's lifetime, a new form of Buddhism arose, differing significantly from the original version. Mahayana eventually spread widely, becoming, in numerical terms, the dominant form of Buddhism. We explore: (1)What are the new and radical ideas advanced by Mahayana?  (2)What particular kinds of Mahayana have arisen in various Asian countries?  (3)How has Mahayana explained its relationship to earlier Buddhism and to Buddha himself?

Location - Zoom

Time: 10:00am -12:00pm 

Register Here


TCH ED Professional Development - November 18, 2021

Presented by: Monica Phelps-Pineda, Tiffany Somerville, and Julie Smith Sodey

Educators work with students from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.  This professional development will help practicing educators explore and better understand the concepts of critical consciousness and cultural humility. These concepts will help educators create safer classroom environments for students with diverse needs.

Location: Ed Collabitat ( UMSL South Campus)

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Register HERE


Political Science Professional Development - February 1, 2022

Presenters: Military and civilians from the US Army War College

Rethinking National Security and the Role of the Military

Location: ZOOM

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Registration and Zoom link on flyer. Click Here


Political Science Professional Development - February 3, 2022

Speaker: Gregg MaryniakChairman, Energy and Environmental Systems, Singularity University; Secretary, XPRIZE Foundation

Topic: How should the United States approach the new crowded outer space?

Location: Zoom (register to get link):

Time: 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)



UMSL Circle of Educators Professional Development - February 8, 2022

Presented by: Dr. Thomas Hoerr, a nationally-recognized educator, author, and speaker

Topic: Conversations in Education Series workshop on Empathy

Dr. Hoerr will discuss best practices for nurturing and supporting students and colleagues in our educational and community workspaces, and will help educators consider ways to create a school culture that is welcoming and conducive to managing everyday levels of stress and ever-present high levels of need.

Location: Zoom 

Meeting ID: 995 5248 3698

Passcode: 685200

Time: 5:30pm CST

 Registration link coming soon


Chemistry Professional Development - February 19, 2022 (New date!)

Presenter:  Dr. Erin Whitteck

Topic: Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT)

Location: 102 Benton Hall (UMSL North Campus) or Zoom

Time: 9:30am-11:00am 

Register Here


English Professional Development - February 19, 2022

Topic: Black Theatrical Protest: #BlackLivesMatter

What does it mean to be hypervisible? How does hypervisibility affect the life chances of black people? How does modern theater attend to these questions? We will discuss the uptake of #BlackLivesMatter in contemporary theater and interrogate the impact the historically white institution can have on social change.

Presented by Kate Watt, Matt Kimbrell, Chris Schott, Bill Klein, and Paula Coalier with special guest speaker, Presidential Engagement Fellow, Dr. Kim Welch

Location: ZOOM

Time: 9:30am

Register Here


Art & Design Professional Development - February 21, 2022

Presented by Dan Younger & Jennifer McKnight

Topics: Dan Younger - 360 VR Cathedral Saint Pierre de Beauvais, Lecture TBA

Location: Over Zoom 

ID: 314 516 6967

Password: 2021

Or the direct Zoom Link:

Time: 6:00pm-8:15pm

Register Here


Foreign Languages Professional Development - February 26, 2022

Approaches to Migration and Displacement in French and Spanish Studies

Location: Ed Collabitat (UMSL South Campus)

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Breakfast provided

Register Here


Business Professional Development - March 3, 2022

Presented by UMSL Accelerate | Dan Lauer and Michael Kehoe

Topic: Entrepreneur Mindset:  From Mind to Market

  • Introduction to UMSL Business
  • Overview of Entrepreneurship Studies & UMSL Accelerate
  • Activity I:  Design Thinking Ideation
  • Activity II:  Brainstorming

Location: UMSL Accelerate

35 Performance Drive, UMSL North Campus, Building #CPB

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Register Here


GWP Conference on Writing - April 5, 2022

Join us as our speaker shares her framework for creating a classroom environment that is highly rigorous and engaging, and that reflects the core traits of Textured Teaching: student-driven, community-centered, interdisciplinary, experiential, and flexible.

Presented by: Lorena Germán

Location: JC Penney Conference Center

Time: 8:00am-2:45pm


Register Here


Psychology Professional Development - April 2, 2022

Presenter:  Jennifer Siciliani, PhD

Topic: Addiction in the Teen Brain: Sex, Drugs, and Social Media

Location: Zoom

Time: 9:00am-10:00am

Register Here

History Professional Development - TBD