Missouri Association of Faculty Senates

About the MAFS

The Missouri Association of Faculty Senates (MAFS) is composed of the elected senates, councils, or equivalent groups of the public four-year colleges or universities in the state of Missouri who join. These groups are designated as Associated Senates.

MAFS began in February of 1993 when twelve faculty senate officers from seven different four-year public colleges and universities met in Jefferson City. Participants resolved to form the Association with the following purposes:

  • Strengthening the faculty component of college and university governance.
  • Sharing information, concern, and governance procedures.
  • Providing leadership training for people involved in faculty governance.
  • Working with government agencies for the betterment of higher education.

A constitution was ratified at the first MAFS Conference at Southwest Missouri State University in June, 1993.

More MAFS Information

  • MAFS maintains a central office in Jefferson City at the Coordinating Board for Higher Education offices.
  • MAFS hosts spring and fall conferences which bring together Associated Senates to work on issues that affect governance in four-year public institutions.
  • MAFS collects and shares documents on governance with Associated Senates.
  • MAFS works through standing committees to monitor and communicate higher education concerns to Associated Senates.
  • MAFS works actively with government agencies for the betterment of higher education.


Membership in MAFS provides Faculty Senate respresentatives opportunities to visit one-on-one with Missouri Legislators, Liaisons, and Representatives of Higher Education across the Senate. It offers attendees a glimpse into current and upcoming legislation affecting higher education. The netwroking opportunities with other institutions of higher education offers Faculty Senates a means to collaborates and support the shared governance work that is being done across campuses.

The 2019-2020 Missouri Association of Faculty Senate Membership dues are being collected now. Each institution is allowed to have two voting member per membership. A third member is welcome, non-voting, to attend. Use the attached invoice to submit your dues today.

Upcoming Events

From: Feb 03, 2020

To: Feb 03, 2020

Events : Spring

When you make your reservations please mention you are part of the MAFS meeting. The room rate for this meeting is $99. Make certain to tell them you are with the Missouri Association of Faculty Senates.