The Lincoln University Senate was established in 1977 to serve as a major advisory body to the university president. Until 2007, the Senate was composed of representative members from administration, professional staff, clerical and support staff and students and the academic faculty. In 2007, the University Senate became a faculty senate. A staff council was established to address staff related, non-academic issues. To address issues of concern for both faculty and staff, the University Shared Goverance Committee was formed. Both bodies are represented by the chairs of their standing committees and their elected chairperson and secretary.
Membership and Duties
The Faculty Senate is composed of all permanent and temporary, full-time members of the academic faculty (academic appointment of .75 FTE or higher). Its primary functions are as follows:
Missouri Association of Faculty Senates
The Faculty Senate is an Associated Senate member of the Missouri Association of Faculty Senates. MAFS's purpose is to strengthen the faculty component of college and university governance; share information, concerns, and governance procedures; provide leadership training for people involved in faculty governance and to work with government agencies for the betterment of higher education.