Dr. Kakul Agha

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Dr. Agha holds a PhD from Aligarh Muslim University India; MBA; PG in Higher Education Professional Practice from Coventry University, UK, and carries 21 years Under graduate and Post graduate teaching, research, dissertation, internship, consultancy and PhD supervision and student clubs experience in the UAE, Oman and India. Since 2014, she is has been an Assistant Professor at Skyline University College, Sharjah. Until 2014, she was the Head of the Postgraduate Department of the Middle East College, and a Visiting Professor of Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.

Dr Agha has published Case Studies (Case Centre), 5 book-chapters and 15 research articles in Work-life-balance and education domains. She won the Award for Excellence in Teaching Effectiveness at Skyline University during 2016-17 and Excellence in Services during 2017-18. She received an Award and Certificate from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development of Dubai for Mentoring Innovation Projects in 2018. She received an Award and Certificate from the Sharjah Government for Supporting and Mentoring Students in Innovation during the UAE Innovation Month, 2018.

The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development, an NGO in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council at SAMEAWS 2016 (South America-Africa-Middle East-Asia Women Summit Dubai, conferred the "CELD Global Inspirational Women Leadership Award 2016" upon her, and inducted her into the "Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame." The Award Presentation was by HH Sheikh Juma al Maktoum in of the UAE.

Dr. Agha has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK since 2010; She served as the Founding Chair of the Teaching Effectiveness Committee of Skyline University from September 2014 until 2016 and as a Coordinator of the Teaching Effectiveness Committee from September 2016 until 2018. She headed the Linking MED-GULF, Erasmus-Mundus Project of the Sultanate of Oman in collaboration with the University of Barcelona in 2011. Dr. Agha reviews international journals, conducts workshops for teachers and students on diverse topics such as career path, progressive teaching, and differential learning, among others. She is also an avid writer.

She serves as a consultant on Human Resource Management, General Management, Innovation, Work Life Balance and Happiness for managerial and non-managerial non-academic sectors employees. She is a Toastmaster, has been a Panelist as well as a Panel Moderator in Panel Discussions on Women Empowerment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and published in magazines like Forbes Middles East, Young Vision, Ruwad (Oman) and leading newspapers. She also serves as a Master of Ceremonies for major events as she has great presentation skills.

  • Publications

     

    1. Agha, K. and Khan, S. (2018). Work Life Balance among Teachers Employed in Higher Education in Oman: Emerging Issues & Challenges. The 7th International Research Symposium of the SGBED Proceedings, 321-328. ISBN: 13 978-0-9797659-4-0.
    2. Haider, M. and Agha, K. (2018). Factors   affecting   work   life   balance   and   Job   Satisfaction   of   Female employees-A comparative study of teachers in India and UAE. The 7th International Research Symposium of the SGBED Proceedings, 314-320. ISBN: 13 978-0-9797659-4-0.
    3. Kolachi, N and Agha, K (2018). Flying between Two Giants: A Case of Air Arabia. Reference no. 318-0286-1 (The Case Centre)
    4. Agha, K. (2017). Successful Practices of an Innovation Culture: A Theoretical Perspective. Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University – Quality and Business Management Conference Proceedings, 357-364. ISSN: 2414-6110.
    5. Agha, K., Azmi, FT., and Irfan, A. (2017). Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical study Focusing on Higher Education Teachers in Oman. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity Education and Research, 7(3), 164-171. Doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.813. ISSN: 2010-3646.
    6. Agha, K., Gopakumar, K., & Poojary, N. (2014). Strategies of providing feedback on student work: Enhancing students experience at Middle East College, Sultanate of Oman. International Journal of Education and Research, 2(6), 229-242.
    7. Agha, K. (2014). The coping-up strategies used by staff to integrate family and work lives: A case of Middle East College, Oman. International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology (pp. 785-790). Muscat: Elsevier. ISBN:978-93-510-72850.
    8. Khan, S., & Agha, K. (2013). Dynamics of Work life Balance at the Firm Level: Issues and Challenges. International Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 14(4), 103-114.
    9. Amitha, K. N., Akthar, A., Brindha, N., Agha, K., & Poojary, N. (2013). Automotive Brand in Sultanate of Oman: Customers Perspective. Journal of Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management, 2013, 1-8.
    10. Agha, K. (2011). ICT Interventions and Workforce Flexitime: An exploratory study at MECIT, Oman. International Conference on Applied Information Communications Technology (pp. 57-62). Muscat: Allied Publishers. ISBN:978-81-8424-738-1.
    11. Agha, K. (2010). Professional Development of Teachers in Higher Education Institutions in Oman: Formal Qualification vs Professional Training. International Conference on Higher Education and Quality Assurance. Muscat: Mazoon College and Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.
    12. Agha, K. (2007). Key Performance Indicators: A successful tool for Performance Management in the Education Industry in Sultanate of Oman. Journal of Management and Research, 1(3/4), 135-143. Retrieved from http://aima-ind.org/ejournal/ArticleDetails.asp?curr=135
    13. Agha, K. (2007). Do organisational/departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) really assess the performance of Academic staff in Higher Education Industry? Challenges and difficulties faced by the HR department. International Colloquium on Business and Management. Bangkok: ICBM. doi:http://www.icbmbangkok.com
    14. Agha, K. (2004). BPO: The precursor of digital firms. UN World Forum of Information Society. Tunisia: World Summit on IS. Retrieved from http://www.irfd.org/events/wf2005/papers/agha_kakul.pdf
    15. Agha, K. (2018, January). Estimating the needs of an indsutry: The Entrepreneurial way. p.32. Dubai, UAE: Young Vision Magazine.
    16. Agha, K. (2017, October 10). The Art and Science of being Happy. p.65. Dubai, UAE: Forbes Middle East.
    17. Agha, K. (2016, July 30). The 24/7 Technology Dilemma: Should I take a call? Khaleej times. Dubai, UAE.
    18. Agha, K. (2015, Sep-Oct 10). Are Entrepreneurs born Entrepreneurs? p.20. Dubai, UAE: The Young Vision.
    19. Agha, K. (2015, October 10). Using a Blue Ocean Strategy to Create New Opportunities. p.71. Dubai, UAE: Forbes Middle East.
    20. Agha, K. (2012). What makes Entrepreneurs successful? Muscat, Oman: Ruwad Magazine.
    21. Agha, K. (2010). What makes a Brand great? In Oman's 130 Greatest Brands (pp. 12-20). Muscat, Oman: Oman Extablishment for Press News, Publication and Advertising.
    22. Agha, K. (2006, January). Brand Management. Top Brands in Oman. Muscat, Oman: Oman Extablishment for Press News, Publication and Advertising.
    23. Agha, K., Azmi, FT., and Khan, S.A. (2017). Work-life Balance: Scale Development and Validation. In The Work Family Balance in Light of Globalization and Technology, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, Chapter 5.
  • Conferences

    • Agha, K. (2018). Entrepreneurship ecosystem: innovative thinking in UAE. The 7th International Research Symposium of the SGBED Proceedings, 378. ISBN: 13 978-0-9797659-4-0.
    • Agha, K. and Ali, N. (2017). Emerging Entrepreneurial Activities in 2020: A Descriptive Case Study Of Dubai & Its Development. Oxford Business & Economics Conference, 1-2 July, Said Business School, University Of Oxford, UK.
    • Ali, N. and Agha, K. (2017). Unbeatable success of six decades: A case study of ITL Cosmos Group in Dubai. Oxford Business & Economics Conference, 1-2 July, Said Business School, University Of Oxford, UK.
    • Matriano, M.T. and Agha, K. (2017). Investment Profile: SMEs in UAE Financing Challenges and Opportunities. International Conference of Business and Management – Fin-Tech Driven Age, Sharjah, UAE, 26-27 March, organized by Skyline University College.  
    • Agha, K. (2017). Successful Practices of an Innovation Culture: A Theoretical Perspective. Innovation Arabia 10, Dubai, UAE, 9-11 February, organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.   
    • Agha, K. and Kolachi, N. (2016). Changing Phases of Entrepreneurship: Generating Innovative Ideas for Expo 2020. International Conference on Social Science, Literature, Economic and Education in Dubai, UAE, 9-10 September, organized by Ontario College for Research and Development.
    • Agha, K. (2016). Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An empirical study focusing on Higher Education Teachers in Oman. 3rd International Conference on Humanity and Social Science (ICHSS 2016) Rome, Italy, 14-16 July. Received the Best Oral Presentation Award.
    • Agha, K. (2015). Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An empirical study of Sultanate of Oman”. 3rd International Conference for Business and Management in the Connected Era, Skyline University College, UAE, 17-19 November.  
    • Agha, K. (2015). Leveraging Student Knowledge and Experience in the Classroom: Enhancing Contextualization in UAE. MENA-Higher Education Leadership Forum - Best Practices Category, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 November.
    • Agha, K. (2015). Work-Life Balance: Scale Development and Validation. VI International Conference on Work and Family. IESE Business School, Unviersity of Navarra, Spain, 1-2 July.
    • Agha, K. (2014). The Coping-Up Strategies Used By Staff to Integrate Family And Work Lives: A Case from Middle East College, Oman. 2nd International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology. Middle East College, Sultnate of Oman, 28-29, April.
    • Agha, K. (2012). Professional development in Higher Education Institutions: Role of Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) Program for Teachers. National Research Conference. AIMA, New Delhi, 6-7 February. 
    • Agha, K. (2011). ICT Internvetions and Workforce Flexitime: An exploratory study at MECIT, Oman. International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology. Middle East College, Sultnate of Oman, 22-23, March.
    • Agha, K. (2010). Professional Development of Teachers in Higher Education Institutions in Oman: Formal Qualification vs Professional Training. International Conference on Higher Education and Quality Assurance. Muscat: Mazoon College and Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.
    • Agha, K. (2008). Assessing the impact of L1 writing orientation as a possible cause of observed phenomena in adult learners of English as a foreign language, which resemble common errors committed by dyslexics. 39th Annual ELTAI Conference ‘Learning to Teach: A Life Long Journey’, India, 8-10 February.
    • Agha, K. (2006). Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education. International Conference on Distance, Sultanate of Oman, 27-29 March.
    • As a Co-Chair of the 2nd International Conference on Applied International Communication Technology-2014 at MEC, Oman (Conference proceedings published by Elsevier). Available online: http://mec.edu.om/icaict2014/index.html
    • As a Conference Convener of the 1st International Conference on Applied International Communication Technology-2011 at MEC, Oman (Conference proceedings published by Allied Publishers).

 

 

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