The QEP is the foundational document submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in 2005 that focuses on the improvement of the rate of academic progress among first-time, first-year students by means of various learning engagement strategies. As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost is ultimately responsible for the creation, implementation, and assessment of the QEP. Progress is measured through the traditional indicators of grade-point average, scholastic probation, enforced withdrawal, and retention. Baselines and expected outcomes over the five years of the QEP have been defined, and yearly reports to SACS show our progress towards achieving QEP goals. One key aspect of the QEP is faculty development.