This paper is the first in a series that examines the use of TabletPCs in an academic environment, specifically a College of Business. It is an exploratory study which focuses on faculty perspectives at a medium sized university and provides a starting point to explore additional issues related to TabletPCs in an academic environment. This paper presents a summary of the qualitative data obtained about key issues. These issues are addressed from a faculty perspective covering the areas of: Teaching, Research, & Service.