The 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives (1A FAR) is an organization of faculty athletics representatives at NCAA Division I institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division 1A.
The mission of the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives is to advocate for effective interaction and academic and fiscal balance between an institution’s academic mission and its intercollegiate program.
The purpose of the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives is to address issues unique to Division 1A institutions, which requires a careful balancing of academic versus athletics interests, of student-athlete welfare versus competitive success and of cost containment versus additional revenue generation.
The faculty athletics representative is a designation created and mandated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). FARs must be members of an institution’s faculty and may not hold an administrative or coaching position in the athletics department. Duties vary by institution, but typically an FAR serves as a liaison to the athletics department. The 1A FAR is an advocate for the appropriate balance and effective interaction between an institution’s academic mission and its intercollegiate athletics program.
All FARs who serve at NCAA Division 1A institutions are members of 1A FAR.
The NCAA governance structure is made up of more than 125 committees. The 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives (1A FAR) believe the faculty athletics representative (FAR) has a unique role and a unique voice in the NCAA Governance structure. FARs take seriously our mission to advocate for academic integrity and student-athlete well-being in all decisions before NCAA governing bodies.
For a list of 1A FAR members who serve on NCAA Division I committees, visit the 1A FAR Governance Committees page. For more information about NCAA Division I committees, visit the NCAA Division I Committees page on the NCAA website. (To access this site, you must log-on using your NCAA i.d. and password)