Bicharaf to Host Pivotal Leadership Camp on Academic Integrity for Lebanese High School Students
(Beirut, Lebanon) 15 February 2011 – Bicharaf, the initiative for academic integrity and business ethics in the Arab region, is hosting a key two-day leadership camp on February 18-19 to prepare Lebanese high school students to become leaders in issues of academic integrity. The camp will take place at Bethania Conference Center in Harissa, Lebanon.
Students from 25+ high schools across Lebanon will engage in hands-on use of technology, from blogging to social media, to sustain their efforts to promote a culture of academic honor in their schools.
Dr. Tony Feghali, founder of Bicharaf and director of the Olayan School of Business Entrepreneurship Initiative, will kick off the opening ceremony by addressing how academic integrity impacts students’ college careers.
Feghali remarks, “Bicharaf Leadership Camp targets student leaders in grades 10 through 12. These students are closer to official exam cycles and are approaching university-level education, a new chapter in their academic lives.”
Dr. Don McCabe, professor of management and global business at Rutgers University and founder of the International Center for Academic Integrity based at Clemson University, will deliver the keynote address on Saturday, February 19.
Students will participate in a spectrum of activities and mini-workshops at the camp, including how to begin Bicharaf Clubs at their schools and how to use social media to promote academic integrity. Teachers and parents are also invited to strategic sessions from 1 pm to 6 pm on Saturday at the camp, in order to create a community of academic honor both inside and outside school.
Administrators and teachers identified exemplary leaders and active students to participate in Bicharaf Leadership Camp. This leadership camp will provide students with opportunities to network with other schools within the Bicharaf network.
Participating schools include Adduha High School, Adma International School, Al Irfan School, Antonine International School, Ashrafieh Oula Public School for Boys, Beirut El Horsh Public School, Collège de la Sagesse (Achrafieh), Collège des Frères Maristes Champville, Collège Mont La Salle, Collège Notre Dame de Louaize, Collège Sacre-Coeur (Gemmayze), Collège Saint Georges (Zalka), Damour Public School School, Eastwood College (Hadath), Fakhereddine El Maani Public School for Girls, Ghbayre Oula Public School for Girls, Ghbayre Second Public School for Girls, Ghbayre Third Public School for Girls, Gibran Andraous El Tueni Public School, Harat Hreik Public School, Hassan Saab Public School, Heritage College, International School (Koura), Jamil Rawas Public School for Boys, Jesus and Mary School, Laure Mghayzel Public School for Girls, Lebanese International School, Lycee Amshit, Lycée Ulama Sobhi Mahmassani, Montana International College, Mufti Hassan Khaled - Hawd el Wilaya Public School, Raml Zaydaniyi Public School for Girls, Ras El Nabi’ Public School for Boys, Rawda High School, Saint George School, Saint Joseph School, Universal College of Aley, Universal School of Lebanon (Koura), Zahia Kaddoura Public School for Girls, and Zahia Salman Public School.
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Bicharaf, the initiative on academic integrity and business ethics, was founded in 2004 and is housed at the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut. Using online web material with on-the-ground awareness campaigns, activities, and workshops, Bicharaf supports institutions in nurturing a more ethical and responsible Arab citizen.
Dr. Tony Feghali
Olayan School of Business
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El Solh
Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon
Phone: +961-1-350000 ext: 3756
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