Faculty members are sometimes summoned to jury duty during the course of a teaching semester. The University encourages faculty and staff to fulfill jury duty as a part of their duties as a citizen. If the faculty member cannot find a substitute to cover classes during the time of service, it is possible to request a delay in jury duty until a more convenient time. Contact information should be included in the summons. The executive officer will probably need to supply a letter attesting to the impossibility of finding a substitute for the dates in question.