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Mission and Vision


Blue Sky Teaching and Learning Laboratory exists to develop interdisciplinary, inclusive, and collaborative honors pedagogy and to forge learning partnerships with communities and institutions outside of Purdue. BSL incubates and studies visionary, socially resonant learning practices that bring communities together around a shared vision of a world connected and powered by interdisciplinary inquiry. BSL aims to extend honors to all.


The “blue sky” of Blue Sky Lab is a world without intellectual borders, in which people, communities, and institutions work together in mutually reciprocal partnerships and networks that bring the best in innovative, active learning practices to projects that better the world.


  • Innovation: We challenge ourselves to create and improve continuously
  • Inclusivity: We believe that honors pedagogy can and should benefit everyone
  • Equity: We commit ourselves to creating a more just and equitable world
  • Interdisciplinarity: We locate ourselves at the convergence of traditional areas of knowledge
  • Collaboration: We understand that working together means working better
  • Service: We devote ourselves to the good of the local community and larger world

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