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