Director of Academic Policy and Faculty Affairs
As the Director of Academic Policy and Faculty Affairs, Sarah Croucher drives a number of key policy initiatives on behalf of the Provost and Provost’s leadership team, reporting to the Chief of Staff, and serving as the lead on academic policy and by-law interpretation. Sarah manages the Faculty Consulting Office, manages and coordinates the University accreditation cycle, and supports activities such as faculty development and retention initiatives, assessment of learning outcomes, academic travel, and issues relating to policy revisions and audit and compliance within Academic Affairs.
Sarah’s roles prior to UConn span public policy and academia, including several years as Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and eight years as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. She is the author of several books, book chapters, and journal articles; these include Capitalism and Cloves: An Archaeology of Plantation Life on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar (2015, Springer / Society for Historical Archaeology) and The Alderley Sandhills Project: An Archaeology of Community Life in (Post)-Industrial England (with Eleanor Casella, 2010, Manchester University Press).
Sarah received her BA, MA, and PhD in archaeology from the University of Manchester (UK) and is completing an MPA at UConn.