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Division III New FAR Orientation

The purpose of the New FAR Orientation is to enhance the effectiveness and engagement of newly appointed Division III FARs.  Programming focuses on understanding the Division III model of athletics, exploring the role of a Division III FAR, and enabling participants to get the most out of the FARA Annual meeting.  Also, participants will have the opportunity to build networks of new and experienced FARs, and to establish goals for engagement in the role.

The 2020-21 Orientation will be held virtually Feb. 18-20, 2021. FARs with less than two years of experience will be invited to apply for the program, which focuses on understanding the Division III model of athletics and exploring the role of a Division III FAR.  Also, participants will have the opportunity to build networks of new and experienced FARs and to establish goals for engagement in the role.  Funding for the institute is provided by the Division III budget and covers all attendee expenses.  In addition to attending the FARA Annual meeting, orientation participants will engage in pre-work, facilitated networking and debrief sessions, and a closing workshop.  Please contact Leah Kareti at lkareti@ncaa.org with any questions.

This program is offered to implement a seamless education model to orient new FARs and support them through their tenure in the position.  The Orientation will take place for two consecutive years (2020, 2021 etc.) and then alternate with a year of the FAR Fellows Leadership Institute (2022, 2025, etc.).

Timeline

Oct. 1: Nominations Open in Program Hub. Memoranda will be distributed to all Division III presidents, ADRs, FARs, directors of athletics and conference commissioners.
Nov. 15: Nominations Deadline. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time in the NCAA Program Hub.
Dec. 1: Selection of participants. Applicants will be notified of their selection via a memo.

You may direct any questions about the institute to Leah Kareti (lkareti@ncaa.org), contractor for Division III.