Faculty Athletic Representation

What is a Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)?

An FAR is a member of the faculty at an NCAA-member institution. He or she is designated by the college to serve as a liaison between the institution and the athletics department, and also as a representative of the institution in conference and NCAA affairs. Each institution determines the role of the FAR. According to one of Faculty Athletic Representative Association's (FARA) guiding principles, the role of the FAR is "...to ensure that the academic institution establishes and maintains the appropriate balance between academics and intercollegiate athletics."


NYIT Faculty Athletic Representative

Melanie Austin-McCain
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
NYIT School of Health Professions
Phone: 516.686.1131