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Division III FAR Fellows Institute

NCAA Division III is pleased to offer the FAR Fellows Institute.  This Institute was launched in 2010 and aims to increase the effectiveness of Division III FARs at the campus, conference and national levels. The 2016 Institute will be held at the NCAA national office October 14-16. Funding for the institute is provided by the Division III budget and covers all expenses of attendees.

Institute attendees participate in a three-day professional development program, inclusive of travel.  The components of the program provide a thorough examination of best practices and issues surrounding the role and responsibility of the FAR, help FAR Fellows develop the leadership skills necessary to carry out their responsibilities on campus and in their conference and strengthen the network of FARs needed to serve on conference, divisional and Association-wide committees.

DIII FAR Institute Overview and Objectives

Nominations process

Nominations for attendance at the Division III FAR Fellows Institute may be made by conference commissioners, institutional presidents, directors of athletics and FARs (self nominations) through the NCAA Program Hub. While all nominations will be considered, those from conference commissioners will be given priority.  This process replaces one that was limited to commissioner-only nominations and seeks to maintain an emphasis on FAR involvement at the conference level. The criteria for attendance include:

  1. The FAR shall have more than two years experience as the FAR.
  2. The FAR should be recognized for having positive leadership qualities within the institution and/or the conference.
  3. The FAR should be recognized as having the ability to affect change within the institution and/or the conference.


April 1: Nominations Open in Program Hub Memoranda will be distributed to all Division III presidents, FARs, directors of athletics and conference commissioners.
May 31: Nominations Deadline. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. eastern time in the NCAA Program Hub.
June 15: Selection of participants. The Institute class will be selected to accommodate for broad conference involvement and diversity in personal and institutional demographics. The 2016 FAR Fellows Institute class shall be announced not later than June 15 with travel and other logistical information following that announcement.

You may direct any questions about the institute to Leah Kareti (, contractor for Division III.