What’s a Blueprint?

Coming Fall 2025!

A collection of thematically related courses that students can choose to navigate through the True Blue Core. Created through faculty collaboration, Blueprints are intended to help students see the connections among their Core courses. Most Blueprints connect a maximum of 3 courses and are crossdisciplinary and cross college.

Key Features:

  • They are optional: you can start or stop a Blueprint whenever you want.
  • They are tailored to bring faculty expertise together with student interests.
  • You can choose Blueprints to match your interests.
  • You may complete multiple Blueprints.
  • You earn a digital badge when you complete a Blueprint.

Examples of Potential Blueprints

Note: Blueprints are in development and have not yet been finalized. These examples may or may not be included in the Blueprints available to students beginning 2025.

  • digital literacy
  • creativity
  • human behavior
  • sustainability
  • leadership

Director of the True Blue Core
Susan Myers-Shirk, Ph.D.
Professor of History

Implementation Coordinator
Dr. Christina Cobb
Associate Professor, University Studies

Administrative Coordinator
Abby Arnold

Graduate Assistant
Molly Walters

Contact Information

Institutional Memberships

  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association for General & Liberal Studies (AGLS)

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