The CTFD supports the research activities of faculty through grants and programming in the areas of mentoring, scholarly writing, tenure preparation, and professional development. In 2006-07, the CTFD began sponsoring two programs for early career faculty – one for editing scholarly writing (i.e., working with an editing coach to turn a dissertation into a book or series of articles), and another for effectively handling and organizing one’s workload (i.e., dealing with email, paper mail, files, etc. and sharing these best practices with other faculty). In addition, in 2007, the CTFD and the UMass Amherst Libraries created the Faculty Writing Place in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library – a comfortable, private, and fully wired space far from the office and home where faculty can concentrate on their scholarly writing or work in small groups with other faculty on shared writing projects. As part of the Faculty Writing Place initiative, we offer programs throughout the year to promote UMass faculty’s writing. Please see our Calendar for more details.