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Division III Faculty Athletics Representatives (FAR) Advisory Group

Execultive Summary

The mission of the Division III Faculty Athletics Representatives Advisory Group is to advise the Division III governance committees, NCAA staff, the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA), the Division III Faculty Athletics Representative Institute and others to help guide the development of education models and resources, engagement opportunities and potential Division III legislation related to Division III FARs.

Reporting Line

The Advisory Group will report to the Division III Management Council. The currently appointed FARs on the Management Council will deliver the reports.

Structure

The FAR Advisory Group is composed of eight members including:

  • Two FARs currently appointed to the Division III Management Council.
  • Two FARs currently serving on the FARA Executive Committee and not currently appointed to the Division III Management Council.
  • One Division III Conference Commissioner.
  • One Division III Director of Athletics.
  • One Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member.
  • One at-large position.

The Chair of the Advisory Group will be one of the FARs appointed to the Division III Management Council.

Meeting Frequency

At a minimum, the group will hold quarterly teleconferences timed appropriately in order to provide a report to the Division III Management Council at their quarterly meetings.

Potential Advisory Group Activities

  • Provide guidance on the promotion of The Highly Engaged FAR materials.
  • Advise the Division III FAR Institute Steering Committee on the Institute’s educational model and related materials.
  • Advise FARA on potential Division III programming at the FARA Fall Meetings.
  • Advise Division III staff on FAR-related programming at NCAA events such as the National Convention, Regional Rules Seminars, and Conference Rules Seminars.
  • Provide guidance to the Division III Management Council as it related to proposed legislation and policy that has a potential impact on FAR’s or where an FAR perspective is needed.