SPS is participating in a CUNY pilot program this fall of the Beta version of In Your Class, a unique social networking service developed by CUNY students for CUNY students. The pilot launch date is today, September 20th, 2012.

In Your Class connects students with their classmates, professors, and other students with similar interests who identify themselves by groups. Among the features that may interest you are the ability to see who is in your class, collaborate with your classmates online, ask questions of a participating faculty member, create and participate in groups sharing your interests, store files and share them with friends, and view (and post on) an online campus bulletin board that can list everything from textbooks for sale to campus events.

We hope that In Your Class will help expand the community you develop at SPS, allowing you to make connections not just within your classes but beyond them. I encourage you to explore the features of In Your Class by logging in at www.cuny.edu/inyourclass. You will find the students and instructor for each class you are enrolled in already uploaded; you and they need only to activate your participation to start connecting and interacting with them in this new online space.

I hope you enjoy the features of this new service, and I wish you all the best for the fall semester.

George Otte
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, SPS