Service & Leadership Best Practices for University Faculty

Course Length: 1.75 Hours
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the 5 key types of faculty service and their significance to professional development
  2. Define Departmental Service and explore how faculty can successfully engage in such service activities
  3. List the 7 components of shared governance
  4. Define University Service and explain how to find and serve as an elected or appointed member of core and ad hoc committees
  5. Define Professional Organization and Society Service and explain how to get involved with an organization’s peer-reviewed journals, conference organization, and resource development
  6. Describe how to successfully get involved in leadership roles at the local, regional, and national levels of professional organizations
  7. Define Community Service and explain how to successfully get involved in different forms of direct service, indirect service, and advocacy work
  8. Define Advisory Service and explain how faculty can get involved with corporate and nonprofit boards and councils
  9. Effectively balance service with research and teaching requirements at your institution


Raenita Fenner, PhD is an Associate Professor and Chair of Engineering at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Fenner is also the Director of the African and African American Studies interdisciplinary minor at Loyola. Having completed her PhD in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, she has received grants from funders including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Engineering Information Foundation. An innovative and experienced educator, Dr. Fenner is dedicated to the mutual sharing of thoughts and ideas in the classroom, as well as fostering enthusiasm in undergraduate and graduate students to become life-long learners. In addition, as a Senior Member of the IEEE, Dr. Fenner is an accomplished researcher in her area electromagnetic material characterization, having published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Progress in Electromagnetics Research, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, and Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications. Dedicated to professional service, she serves as faculty advisor of the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and provides professional workshops to support students’ career development, writing skills, and quantitative literacy.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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