Best Practices for Working Effectively with Your Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)

  • Roger Munger Boise State University
Keywords: Higher Education, Faculty Athletics Representatives, University Athletics


Positions held by faculty members at institutions offering NCAA-sponsored intercollegiate athletics, F acuity Athletics Representatives (or FARs) serve as a liaison between athletics and academics and play a critical role in the institutional control and academic integrity of athletics as well as the welfare of student-athletes on campus. Based on a survey of more than 160 F ARs, this article describes the role and responsibilities of F ARs and provides advice on how to collaborate with the FAR.