HEA exists from this realization that higher ed and intercollegiate athletics are both going through some incredibly difficult challenges and will continue to face tough times in the years and decades ahead in a post-COVID society.

With a practitioner-focused approach, HEA takes a deep dive on what the NCAA of the future might need to look like in order to co-exist within higher education and plots how the NCAA model could actually help American higher ed innovate an old system.

Travis Smith started his EdD in Higher Education at Indiana University in Summer 2020 and documents his experience as a student and practitioner through HEA Insider.