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The Graduate Faculty Senate is the elected representative body of the university's Graduate Faculty and meets monthly during the academic year to ensure that the University lives up to its high expectations for graduate education.
The senate exercises oversight on academic matters such as setting policy related to graduate students and their education; graduate courses and their approval; and other curricular matters, including approval of new graduate certificates and degrees.

Regulations concerning graduate students and graduate programs are determined by the graduate faculty, in accordance with the University of Missouri’s Collected Rules and Regulations (300.010 E.4).

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm via Zoom unless otherwise noted. For information about the meeting ID, contact the GFS president (see below).

August 31

September 28

October 26

November 30

January 25

February 22

March 22

April 26

Graduate Faculty Senate does not meet in December, May, June, and July.


Dr. Alan Parrish
President of the Graduate Faculty Senate


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