About

HEA started as a podcast in 2019 and continues to evolve from this realization that higher education and intercollegiate athletics are both going through some incredibly difficult challenges and will continue to face tough times in the years and decades ahead.

With a practitioner-focused approach, HEA takes a deep and practical dive into 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.