2. Organizational Structure
The COEHS is headed by the Dean, who reports directly to the Provost. Personnel reporting directly to the Dean include two associate deans, 10 department heads, a technology support specialist, a copy center director, and the Dean’s Office clerical staff.
The COEHS is organized into 10 departments and four support centers. Faculty members and departmental staff report directly to the department head. Each support center has a director who reports to an associate dean and the center staff report directly to the center director—see COEHS Organizational Chart.
Policies and procedures related to each department are maintained on the department website.
Policies and procedures related to the function of each center are maintained on the centers' website.
The Advising Center in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services was created specifically to be an advocate for students who are majoring in COEHS degree programs. The center staff assists students in planning their program of study and provides a strong support system for addressing individual concerns.
The staff in this office fulfill a variety of support roles in the college related to educator preparation and accreditation, and we work regularly with both internal and external stakeholders to accomplish these goals. We work with school districts across the country to place our students in education settings with a high-quality mentor teacher and provide regular professional development opportunities to school systems, alumni, and teachers. In addition, we work with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to process educator certification both for new teacher candidates and recent graduates. We also work with the GaPSC and other reporting entities to ensure we provide high-quality programs for our students that meet state and national standards. Some internal stakeholders include our faculty and staff in the university for whom we provide assessment support and admission guidance as well as other supporting roles. And, finally, we work with our students to provide them with the tools to become successful educators in our community.
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Valdosta State University is federally funded through the U.S Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education for a 5-year grant period. The CAMP Program was established to assist migrant and seasonal farm workers, or their dependents, through their first year of college. CAMP will support these students by providing intensive academic, social, and financial support to help them succeed during their first year at VSU and continue with their postsecondary education.
FamilyWorks offers free therapeutic counseling services to VSU students. FamilyWorks therapists work with students for a number of reasons, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems (e.g., partner, parents, roommate, fraternity/sorority members, etc.), or navigating college life. Therapists are available days, evenings, and weekends and offer flexible appointment times that can be built around a student’s academic schedule.
The goal of the Clinic is to offer hearing evaluations, speech evaluations, and speech/language therapy to the community. Services are provided by graduate clinicians, who are supervised by licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologists.
The center's mission is to help address the variety of needs from individuals with gifts and talents.
In collaboration with Georgia's Center for Economic Education (GCEE), this center offers resources for both teachers and students on the topics of economics and personal finance. Workshops are offered regularly through the GCEE.