Educational terms beginning with letter “F”

  • FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form filled out by current and future undergraduate and…

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  • FERPA

    FERPA, which stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal law in the United States of America…

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  • Final Assessment

    A final assessment is the last activity students must complete in a course. A final assessment may be an exam, a…

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  • Finals Week

    Finals week describes the period at the end of the semester when students write their final tests for their courses.…

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  • Financial Aid

    Financial aid includes funds from the government, private organizations and/or from an educational institution to help…

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  • Financial Hold

    A financial hold is a type of restriction imposed by an institution as a result of a student not paying their fees in…

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  • Fishbowl

    Fishbowl is an active learning exercise where a small group of students practice responding to multiple viewpoints.…

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  • Fixed Mindset

    A fixed mindset, proposed by Stanford professor Carol Dweck in her book Mindset, describes people who see their…

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  • Flexible Learning

    Flexible learning is a method of learning where students are given freedom in how, what, when and where they learn.…

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  • Flipped Classroom

    A flipped classroom is one that focuses on developing student understanding in class rather than via lectures. Here, the…

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  • Formative Assessment

    A formative assessment refers to a low-stakes assessment that does not normally contribute towards a student’s final…

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  • Four Corners

    Four corners is an active learning exercise where instructors share a discipline-specific statement or question with…

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  • Free-Rider Problem

    Free-rider problem is where individual members of a group can benefit from the collective action of each member. For…

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