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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 2017 Institute will be held at the NCAA national office October 13-15. 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

Application process

Applications for attendance at the Division III FAR Fellows Institute are accessible through the  NCAA Program Hub. Applications shall include an endorsement by the FAR’s commissioner, president or athletics director.  Because of the Institute objective to enhance FAR engagement at the conference level, applications with commissioner endorsements will be given priority in the selection process.  Please communicate with the conference office regarding the FAR’s application for the Institute.

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.
  4. The FAR must commit to completing a 360-degree leadership assessment prior to attending the Institute.  


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.