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In this volume, we continue our custom of publishing the keynote address from our annual fall conference. This year, Harvard educator K. Patricia Cross, most familiar to us through her work on non-traditional students, proposes a non-traditional approach to teaching improvement. She suggests that by empirically investigating questions that arise from their own teaching experiences, faculty can improve their teaching and revitalize themselves as educators. Although we've titled this section "research," it really incorporates elements of reflection, conceptualization, and practice into an argument in favor of faculty-generated research on teaching.