Robin W Dawes - Queen's University at Kingston

Professor: Robin W Dawes
Department: Computer Science
College: Queen's University at Kingston
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CISC235
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
You just can't hate the guy
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CISC235
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I looked forward to atteding his lectures. They were that good. He is very passionate about the subjects he teaches and does an excellent job teaching them. Its incredible how much you can learn at one of his lectures without feeling like your brain is about to explode. He cares about his students and sets a high bar for what a professor should be.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CISC235
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great teacher. Because of the nature of CISC235 , his lectures tend to be very repetitive and most information can be learned outside of class. The tests are harder than the actual material taught. Most questions are complex coding problems that you will need to practice beforehand. Overall good, but could give more example problems.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CISC235
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Dawes talks waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much. I think he just loves writing on the chalk board. It is currently reading week and we are like 3+ weeks behind in material. He talks so much but says so little. If you missed a month of class you'd still probably be ahead.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CISC204
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dawes is a genuine guy. He's clearly incredibly passionate about what he's teaching and it shows. He'll explain why material is legitimately fascinating rather than just presenting it.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CISC102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Took his online course. It seems he never replies email(my friend, my teammate and my experience). Compare with my friend who took this course in person, the online one is more difficult, and your questions are hardly get feedback from him. Probably the worst and irrespobsible prof I met.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CISC235
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Dawes is an amazing professor. The material is covered thoroughly in class and is often the topic of the assignments. His notes are clear and to the point, making sure that if you did happen to miss a lecture or need some clarification, you won't be left hanging.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CISC124
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He's very passionate about what he does however I feel his teaching style is not very fitting for the field. He talks a lot but does not demonstrate a lot. Learning the code in this course is difficult since we do not code in the lectures and I personally learn by doing, not listening. He's a good guy, just not my favorite teacher.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CISC124
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is our father--even more so, he is our prophet. I wake and sleep for Professor Dawes.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CISC365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dawes is a gem and by far one of the best profs in computing. He genuinely loves what he does, and it shows. His lectures are engaging and interesting, and he's always available to meet outside of class for help, or just to chat about personal computing interests.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CISC365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The best of Queen's Computing
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CISC365
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dawes is a fantastic professor. His grading criteria for testing makes it almost impossible to fail, and he seems to genuinely enjoy the content he teaches. He is always willing to help you out if you seek for assistance. CISC 203, 235, and 365 are also incredibly vital to success in the field of Computing, so we are lucky to have him here.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CISC235
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dawes is by far the best Computing prof at Queen's. Actually showing up to class and paying attention is so helpful because he explains things so well, and with a lot of enthusiasm. The material in all of his classes - 203, 235, 365 - is very interesting and vital for doing well in your future in computing.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CISC235
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dawes is very clear, passionate about what he teaches, and gives great lectures. Tests are a great change of pace from other classes.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CISC203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Awesome prof who is willing to help you out if you ask for it. You have to work for your grade but the grading is definitely fair.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: 235
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great prof, loves to teach, funny and even though his tests aren't easy A's they make you think and you definitely need to study hard to do well in the course.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CISC203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good course, good teacher
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CISC203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I've had Robin Dawes 4 times now and I will be going back in my fourth year. He is a great prof, and a great person. Loves his material, loves his students and loves his board games As someone else said, you get the mark you work for.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CISC203
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
awesome prof who loves what he does.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CISC870
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. Dawes is one of the finest teachers I've ever had the pleasure of taking a class with. He is passionate about the subject he teaches and is a joy to talk to.
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