Faculty development is always an important concern for the Provost and department chairs. Not only do you need to be a leader in the sustained improvement of the department, but you should also realize that the best curricular program and the best teaching will occur if individual faculty members are nurtured and encouraged to grow and do their own best work. You should be something of a cheerleader and visionary for each of your individual colleagues, as well as a source of information on available resources. These include the Faculty Development Endowment (FDE) grants, various Targeted Opportunity grants, Headley Fund, Faculty Research and Assistance Fund, Curriculum Innovation Fund, the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching with its Mentoring Program for new faculty, Student Observer Program, and workshops on various topics, to name only some of the sources internal to Carleton. (See the website for the Office of the Provost for more information.)