Dean, Centre for Continuing Education

Update 3

December 13, 2023 


The Reappointment Committee concluded its work and made a recommendation to the Provost. For more information, please consult the Appointments and Renewals webpage here.


Update 2

November 15, 2023


The Dean, Centre for Continuing Education has provided a summary of accomplishments and a statement of her vision for the Centre for Continuing Education for the next five years.

Faculty and staff are invited to review these documents, and to provide input in confidence to the Reappointment Committee.

Please send input no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 22, 2023 to: 
Angela Leader ( in the Provost's Office. All input received will be collated, anonymized, and provided to the Reappointment Committee for their review.

The Reappointment Committee membership has been determined as follows: 

Associate Vice-President, Academic - Dr. Nilgün Önder
Associate Vice-President, Finance - Lamont Stradeski
CCE Director, Administration & Operations
- Amber Fitz-Gerald
1 member of UR Deans' Council
- Dr. Aziz Douai
1 CCE Academic Staff
- Myrina Rutten-James
1 APT member of CCE staff elected or selected
- Terri Allard
1 CUPE member of CCE staff elected or selected
- Dacey Reimer
Provost -
Dr. Isabelle Dostaler (Chair) 

Supported by Angela Leader (Provost's Office) and Danni Kenzle (Human Resources)


Update 1

November 06, 2023

Dr. Christie Schultz's term as Dean, Centre for Continuing Education is scheduled to end on 30 June 2025.

University policy governing out-of-scope academic administrative appointments (EMP-010-030) calls for a review in the penultimate (4th) year of appointment, provided both parties agree to consider a second term. Here is the relevant passage from that policy:

During the penultimate year of an out-of-scope individual’s term, the Supervising Authority and the individual will meet. If the two agree that a subsequent term should be considered, the Supervising Authority will initiate the renewal process.

The Supervising Authority will establish a Reappointment Committee which is advisory to the Supervising Authority. The Supervising Authority shall ensure that the committee has appropriate representation from the University community and other appropriate stakeholders. The composition of the committee shall be made public prior to the first meeting of the committee.

The individual will be invited to prepare a summary of accomplishments during the current term, a brief statement describing (in the context of the University’s Strategic Plan) a vision for the unit over the next five years and current curriculum vitae. The vision will be publicly available and all of the documents will be available to the committee.

The deliberations of the committee are strictly confidential. The committee will seek input from those who have worked closely with the individual. Having considered the input received and having met with the individual, the committee will advise the Supervising Authority regarding reappointment.

The Supervising Authority will consider the advice of the committee and the annual performance evaluations of the individual during the time in the position, and will make a recommendation to the Appointing Authority.

As Provost, I am the Dean, Centre for Continuing Education's supervising authority. The President is the appointing authority. I have talked with Dr. Schultz and we have agreed to consider a second term based on a successful renewal consultation with the Centre for Continuing Education faculty and staff, as well as the wider University community.

Tentative Timeline for review

October 31, 2023: Review announced; call for elections/nominations to the Reappointment Committee made. 
November 6, 2023: Nominations received by Provost's Office. 
November 9, 2023: Dr. Schultz's summary of accomplishments and vision documents received, and will be made available on Review webpage. 
November 13, 2023: Composition of Reappointment Committee announced. 
November 13, 2023: Call for input made to faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders. 
November 22, 2023: Deadline for receipt of written input from faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders; all written input anonymized and collated by Provost's Office for review by full Committee. 
November 29, 2023: Reappointment Committee meets to discuss input and provide recommendation. 
Week of December 4, 2023: Recommendation made to President. 
Week of December 11, 2023: Announcement of outcome.

Composition of Reappointment Committee

Associate Vice-President, Academic 
Associate Vice-President, Finance 
CCE Director, Administration & Operations 
1 member of UR Deans' Council 
1 CCE Academic Staff 
1 APT member of CCE staff elected or selected 
1 CUPE member of CCE staff elected or selected 
Provost (Chair)

The committee will be supported in its work by Angela Leader, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dannie Kenzle, Director of Organizational Development & People Programs in Human Resources.

I look forward to working with the Centre for Continuing Education faculty and staff in this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.



Isabelle Dostaler
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)