In the REPORTER system there are two category designations that course admins can apply to course profiles to help browsing users find their courses; these categories are called Subject Areas and Areas of Interest. Subject Areas act as main categories with the Areas of Interest being the subcategories. While Subject Areas are fixed, Areas of Interest can be added per a Course Admin’s request.
The REPORTER Subject Areas were determine by the Steering Team and represent broad level topics that relate to university reporting standards. The Subject Areas provide general fields that can cover a multitude of courses and departments. Alternatively, Areas of Interest range from specific to broad subtopics that relate to the subject areas and are added per Course Admin request.