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Sarah Croucher

Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Key Areas

  • Academic Policy, Guidance and Procedures
  • Academic Travel
  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Consulting »
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Life Transformative Education

Professional Biography

As Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Sarah Croucher drives a number of key policy initiatives on behalf of the Provost and Provost’s leadership team, reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Sarah is the institutional Accreditation Liaison Officer and serves 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, use of student success data, academic travel, and issues relating to policy revisions and audit and compliance within Academic Affairs. She is a member of the core leadership team for the Life Transformative Education (LTE) initiative and works on a range of projects in this capacity.

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.

Sarah Croucher '20 MPA on Sept. 19, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

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