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Since the beginnings of faculty development in the early 1960's, professionals in the field have been asked to perform dozens of functions, but one has remained central: helping faculty improve teaching and learning. If there is a single raison d'etre for faculty developers, this is it. Approaching their task with extraordinary energy and dedication, faculty developers have become true pioneers and innovators in the area of teaching-learning. Indeed, they have become some of the most assiduous students of the craft of teaching. And what they learn they generously share. Over the years faculty development professionals have made invaluable contributions to the literature of teaching-learning. The authors contributing to this final Section carry on this honorable tradition.