Keeping the CDE functioning smoothly is the goal of the faculty, administrators, and support staff. Faculty members are available during regular office hours and by appointment to discuss lectures, readings, or any other aspect of the CDE program. The administrative staff have offices in the CDE building and are available on a daily basis to address all concerns and needs of fellows. The support staff includes the custodial staff who clean common rooms on a daily basis. The kitchen staff prepares weekday breakfast and lunch, and occasional special functions.