The Higher Ed Athletics podcast is a one-on-one long-form interview session (30-60 minutes) between IUPUI Sport Management alumnus Travis Smith and a NCAA Division 1 athletic director or college president/chancellor. Smith asks these administrators practical and detailed questions about the strategies they deploy to lead and oversee their institution’s athletic department. The Higher Ed Athletics podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube, as well as directly on the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute website.
Several Sport Management professors have assigned their students to listen and write about past episodes and that inspired SII to further integrate the HEA podcast into the classroom. The SII has added a Questions for the Classroom worksheet for several recent episodes and all future interviews. Each downloadable worksheet contains the link to the specific episode, 4 discussion questions, 4 comprehensive multiple choice questions, and a research question. Faculty members can email Kyle Mechelin at firstname.lastname@example.org for the password to a protected post where each episode answer sheet is stored. While faculty could assign any of the 30+ HEA interview episodes, SII hopes the growing list of worksheets in the interviews will help bring Higher Ed Athletics into your classroom.
Questions for the Classroom worksheets are currently available for the following HEA episodes.
- Nina King – Duke University VP/AD
- Wren Baker – University of North Texas VP/AD
- Jamie Boggs – Grand Canyon University VP/AD
- Ray Anderson – Arizona State University VP/AD
- Tim Duncan – University of New Orleans VP/AD
- Mario Moccia – New Mexico State University AD
- Janet Cone – UNC Asheville AD
- John Cunningham – University of Cincinnati AD
- Keith Carver – University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor
And while we have your attention, the Sports Innovation Journal, published by the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute, is seeking commentary and empirical research submissions for a special issue on the changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) governance model. Deadline for submissions for the special issue is December 31, 2021, with an intended publication date of April 1, 2022. For submissions, please visit the subscription checklist, author guidelines and create an author account at: https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/sij/about/submissions. All manuscripts receive double-blind peer review from two reviewers.