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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 2015 Institute will be held at the NCAA national office October 16-18. 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 Objectives

Nominations Process:

Nominations for attendance at the Division III FAR Fellows Institute will be made by conference commissioners.  Also, Division III chancellors, presidents and directors of athletics have been contacted to encourage qualified FARs to seek nomination.  FARs from independent institutions are encouraged to self-nominate directly to the NCAA national office by contacting Debbie Brown, administrative assistant for Division III, at  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: Call for Nominations.  Memoranda will be distributed to all Division III presidents, FARs, directors of athletics and conference commissioners with a general announcement to be posted in the FARA Voice and the NADIIIAA listserve.
May 1: Nominations due to the FAR Institute Steering Committee. Nominations are due to the FAR Institute Steering Committee (submitted via the online form).
June 1: Selection of participants. The Steering Committee will fill the 2015 class based on accommodating the greatest number of conferences and balancing for years of experience and other demographic variables. The 2015 FAR Fellows Institute class shall be announced not later than Monday, June 1, with travel and other logistical information following that announcement.


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

Division III FAR Institute Program Overview

Nomination Form (deadline May 1)