In the event that the Chair of a Supervisory Committee is unable to continue in the role as Chair, (e.g., leaves the institution, retires, etc.) the student assumes primary responsibility for finding a replacement Chair using the following process:
- First, an attempt will be made with the student and the departing Chair to secure a current committee member to serve as Chair.
- If no Chair is found in Step 1, the student brings the request for a new Chair to the Chair of the CYAF Graduate Executive Committee.
- The Graduate Executive Committee selects a Chair to serve on a temporary basis with the provision that the person may become the permanent Chair if willing to serve in that role.
- If no permanent Chair is obtained in the above step, the Department Chair will identify a potential Committee Chair, consult with the faculty member to seek his or her approval and, upon approval, will notify the student.