Sandra Deacon Carr

Faculty Director, Cross-College Challenge (XCC)

Sandra Deacon Carr, Ph.D. serves as the Faculty Director of the Boston University Cross-College Challenge (XCC). In this role, Sandi oversees the development, implementation, and assessment of the XCC, the signature experience of the BU Hub. Working in close collaboration with the XCC Manager and the BU Hub Managing Director, Sandi drives the recruitment of students and faculty, the development of strategic partnerships, and the supervision of curricula in four key Hub areas. She serves as a key resource for faculty who teach in the XCC and plays a primary role in developing and implementing the assessment plan for the XCC.

Sandi is a Master Lecturer in the Management and Organizations Department at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where she teaches leadership, organizational behavior, teaming, and career management. She specializes in innovations in course design, experiential learning, and curriculum development and recently served as a member of the University Council’s General Education Committee, the peer-review panel which approves courses for the BU Hub. An experienced course coordinator in organizational behavior, she currently leads the faculty team for the required, undergraduate career management course series. As the Faculty Director of Questrom Team Learning Services and co-author of The Team Learning Assistant, Sandi supports the many student teams and courses that engage team learning at Questrom and worked to support the first year pilot of BU’s Cross-College Challenge courses. She is also a founding member of the Bloom Family Leadership Academy with the Department of Athletics, and an inaugural Faculty-in-Residence of the academy. She was awarded the Broderick Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to the Undergraduate Community and Program in 2017, the inaugural Broderick Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and Experience in 2014, and the General Electric Fund Team Learning Award for outstanding contribution to Team Learning at Boston University.