The Keystone Program identifies the school's best professors to teach our most fundamental courses. They are given renewable three-year appointments and funding support and are reviewed for the academic excellence and high student interest achieved in their classes. By placing the best instructors in critical courses, Keystone is providing beginning engineers an enhanced educational experience, while reinforcing and recognizing outstanding teaching. Keystone serves as a national model for increasing engineering student retention and graduation rates. Funding has been contributed to launch the program; however, substantial new resources are needed to expand it to all freshman and sophomore courses.