FARA is the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association, the professional association for faculty athletics representatives (FARs). FARA is the collective voice of faculty athletics representatives in all three NCAA divisions. It is FARA's role to advocate for faculty athletics representatives and to represent their concerns at the national level
The FARA Mission is to:
1. Clarify and articulate the role of the FAR on individual campuses;
2. Enhance the level of institutional support provided to FARs in support of their efforts to ensure academic integrity, institutional control and student-athlete welfare;
3. Provide orientation and professional development programs for FARs;
4. Offer a collective voice for FARs on intercollegiate athletics issues of national significance.
These FARA activities are particularly important because FARs devote very different amounts of time to their athletically-related tasks and confront very different job descriptions and support levels on their individual campuses. Because FARs typically serve with part-time and temporary appointments, they are especially in need of orientation and in-service training programs, and opportunities for interactions with their peers at other member institutions. Such support enables them to more effectively conduct their oversight, advisory and coordination responsibilities on their individual campuses and their broader governance responsibilities within athletics conferences and the NCAA.