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Professional Development 2023-2024

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 of two per academic year). If you have questions, please email Brienna Manore at blmt7g@umsl.edu.


Chemistry Professional Development - Friday,  September 8, 2023

Topic: Digital Accessibility for Inclusive Teaching in STEM

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Virtual (QR Code for Zoom Link on Flyer)

Presenters: Laura M. Foley, Instructional Designer, Missouri Online

No registration required


Political Science/History Professional Development - Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Topic: Join communities across the nation in a national conversation about China. We will first tune in to a live webcast of an interview with current U.S. ambassador to China Nicholas Burns, followed by a discussion moderated by Prof. Hung Gay Fung

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Virtual/Zoom (Zoom link sent after registration)

Presenters: Nicolas Burns & Prof. Hung Gay Fung


Art & Design Professional Development - Monday, October 16, 2023

Topic: Silkscreening Demo & Application


6:00p-6:05p: Meet and greet at St. Joseph Academy's Ceramics Studio (upstairs)

6:05p-6:55p: Jen McKnight, Silkscreening for Ceramic Transfer

6:55p-7:10p: Break and Light Snacks

7:10p-8:00p: Amy Madej, Transferring Silkscreens to Ceramics*

(We encourage you to bring a tuppreware for green tiles if you would like to fire your own.)

Location: St. Joseph's Academy

2307 S Lindbergh Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63131

Presenters: Jen McKnight and Amy Madej


Business Professional Development - Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Topic: Topic: Fintech – Modern Financial Technology and Engaging Students with Research and Debate

This session will begin with an overview of several topics within fintech, specifically artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies, and the various finance/fintech programs offered at UMSL. This will lead into a discussion around modern fintech, which lives at the intersection of economics, mathematics, engineering, and psychology. Then to conclude, we will review the design of a fintech debate tournament where students will collaborate in researching fintech investments and compete by presenting financial arguments in support of the investments, which can range from stocks in major companies like Microsoft or Amazon to cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: 108 Anheuser-Busch Hall (UMSL North Campus)

Presenter: Tim Dombrowski, PhD 


TCH ED Professional Development - Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Topic: Conversations in Education Series: An Intelligent Take on Artificial Intelligence

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Location: ED Collabitat (UMSL South Campus)
2993 South Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121

Presenters: Dr. Keith Miller and Dr. Badri Adhikari

Registration Closed on Monday, October 16, 2023


French Professional Development - Saturday, October 28, 2023

Topic: L’Afrique francophone et la Louisiane à traversles réseaux sociaux, la chanson et la littérature

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Hybrid (In person on UMSL campus or Virtual by Zoom) Links for both sent after registration

Presenters: Vanessa Awa, Ph.D. Candidate at Mizzou and Maurice Tetne, Ph.D. Candidate at WashU

***This presentation will be spoken in French with no translator


Biology Professional Development - Saturday, November 4, 2023

Topic: A Case Study in Applying Research Experience to Teaching

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am

Location: 102 Benton Hall (UMSL North Campus)

Presenters: Drs. Trey Kidd and Marc Spingola with guest presenter George Todd, UMSL Biology Ph.D. Candidate

Mathematics Professional Development - Friday, December 1, 2023

Topic: How Covid Has Changed Our Perspectives and Flexibility While Teaching Math in the New Normal

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Virutual-Zoom (link provided after registration)

Presenters: Mark Kiraly

Register Here


Foreign Languages Professional Development - Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Topic: El Camino | Le Chemin : The Art of Walking 

Time: 4:30-7:00 pm

Location: Benton Hall 103 (UMSL North Campus) 

43 Benton Ct.

St. Louis, MO 63121

Presenters: Panelists TBD

Register Here


Philosophy Professional Development - TBD 

Physics Professional Development - TBD

Communication and Media Professional Development - TBD 

English Professional Development - TBD

Psychology Professional Development - TBD