Implementation status of the STEM-CPD@EUniErasmus plus project
The European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) is one of the 6 partners of the Erasmus
Plus Strategic Partnership project STEM Continuous Professional Development at European
Universities. This 3-year project is coordinated by the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian
University in Krakow.
The project tackles the problem of the lack of subject specific training offered to University
lecturers by working to promote the importance of Continuous Professional Development
directed to the STEM disciplines (Brouwer et al, 2020). Members of the ECTN from Madrid,
Perugia, Wroclaw and Bolivia, have been very active in the first year of this project taking
part in the training events in Ljubljana (online) and Krakow (hybrid) Summer School,
designing user cases and preparing microMOOCs. Through these initiatives we intend to set
up a network of CPD ambassadors to spread the word initially at their home universities and
then further afield.