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Cedric Dawkins
Professor (2009 – 2013)
Cal Poly - Pomona (Pomona)
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3.7500***+
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Rated by 36 students
2.86
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across 4 classes
Spring 2014 Schedule
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GBA 695
GBA 696
MHR 301
MHR 311
MHR 405
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MHR 311
Human Resources Management
4****
I don't really know what these other reviews are talking about. Dawkin's stuck to his schedule, didn't require this "clicker" thing and was very kind and respectful to students. He knew what he was talking about, was lenient on what book you used and was very fair when grading the case-studies he had us do. I really liked him, and everyone in my class seemed to, too. The group project is a bit of a pain, but he's lenient on who you interview, too.



His lectures were interesting, and he even used Siri to search for thins he wasn't sure of. He made sure that if we asked a question he would find an answer for us. He kept us up-to-date on real issues that are currently happening and made everything sound like it's common sense, which made it easy to study.
Professor rated by: Student on April 29, 2012
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MHR 301
Principles of Management
4****
Pros: No hw, projects,
Cons: 4-5 quizzes, u must read the chapter carefully
The course requires a lot of efforts. There are around 4-5 quizzes, 1 midterm, and 1 final. However, he starts doing the quiz around 2 wks before midterm. You must read the assigned chapter for the quizzes. The professor is very easy and funny. He does not take attendance regularly. Before midterm/finals, he creates a jeopardy game and most of these questions are hypothesis questions in the test. You should take the picture and write down the answer of each question. The rest of questions in the test come from definition.
Professor rated by: Business - All College Student on February 13, 2012
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MHR 301
Principles of Management
3***
Pros: 2 Exams

Curves scores

Paper is optional

Textbook is helpful

Provides "good" study guides
Cons: His lectures are hard to follow and almost pointless

The workload for this class is extremely light. There are two exams: a midterm and final of about 60-100 multiple choice questions. For the most part, these exams test your knowledge of key terms. He will curve final scores if students make a valid claim that questions were unfair. The textbook is easy to read and has helpful review cards covering key terms and concepts. He will tell you ahead of time what terms and concepts to ignore. To help balance out grades, an optional paper was assigned. Students wishing to complete this paper must have chosen to do so before the midterm.



I'm rating this instructor a bit poorly because I did much of the learning for this course on my own. His lectures are difficult to follow as he jumps around between topics before skipping ahead through the notes that he provides. After a week I could the notes useless. The review cards in the textbook were more than enough to earn good grades on the exam. Towards the end I wondered why I bothered showing up to class at all. Overall I just did not feel that he made the course as accessible and effective as it could have been. Grade received: B+
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 7, 2012
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MHR 452
Emerging Issues in Management
5*****
When I read the reviews on Dawkins, I wanted to drop his class, but I couldn't because he was the only one teaching this class at a time that fit my schedule. I AM GLAD I TOOK HIM though, because he isn't at all what the reviews said. He is really knowledgable and kind. He has a lot of relevant experience, and is really interested in the class. He talks a lot about what is actually going on in the world that is relevant to us students, instead of lecturing straight from the book, which makes the class more interesting. His assignments according to the syllabus changed a little, but it doesn't affect your grade. As long as you go to class everyday, you will receive an A. He doesn't take role, but he knows if you are there or not. You will learn a lot in this class, and it doesn't take a lot of hard work. Trust me, I am not the type of student that reads every chapter, and I got an A! These reviews are seriously WRONG, and you should definitely take Dawkins if you get the chance to! I did, and I received an "A" along with a better understanding of ethics as it pertains to business. Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on March 24, 2008
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MHR 405
Training and Development
1*
Cedric Dawkin's MHR-405 class tops the absolute worst class at Cal Poly Pomona! Being a Training & Development consultant for several years now, I really have to wonder how this very aloof, fickled and disrespectful so-called professor was ever hired! Dawkins displayed inconsistency throughout the quarter, never adhering to his syllabus and changing his mind weekly about his expectations of the class. Dawkins seemed burdened to show up for class and actually admitted to the class that he does "not enjoy teaching Training & Development." I was really looking forward to this class hoping that I would learn something new within the field, but the only thing I learned was Dawkin's mind was elsewhere and not on the course curriculum or actually teaching. So all of you that are contemplating on taking this class, do yourself a huge favor and take it with another professor that a) enjoys teaching, b) is not going to waste your time and hard earned money, and c) shows an ounce of respect to the class. After all, we are paying the salaries of these professors. Grade Received: C
Professor rated by: Student on January 18, 2007
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MHR 311
Human Resources Management
2**
Even though you are last minute and out of luck for enrollment into other classes, that may generally be more worthwhile, try not to take him. People want to leave an upper level course with a much better understanding and encouragement for use in the real world. If you feel the need for a more optimal experience in business education, take another instructor that maybe more likely to help us to excel in our future career goals and understanding of the business world. It is although, for every course, not solely the instructor's responsibility for our learning, since we are responsible for the good and bad outcomes of our futures. To possibly help decrease the bad, do not enroll. It is simply not necessary to take this particular instructor. I am sure many have had their fair share of difficult instructors. The hope for others to surpass these more difficult and time consuming possibilities in our lives, is here for students of CPP. CPP pride baby! Grade Received: C+
Professor rated by: Student on February 6, 2008
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MHR 452
Emerging Issues in Management
4****
I had concerns before taking this professor - but I really enjoyed the class. The textbook is aweful - full of spelling errors but you don't use it much - just a few sections are key. You have to buy an iclicker for the course - $36 and we hardly used it. You use it to answer questions honestly and confidentially - but then he asks who answered each way so there was nothing confidential about your answers - you will have to defend you answers if you answer differently than the rest of the class. The class was helpful in preparing us to think before we form opinions about real issues. You have a group debate to perform in class. It is stressful but really makes you work to support the side you have to defend - just be well prepared. There is one tough midterm but he plays a game to help you prepare. We had one quiz that he ultimately dropped - and a final exam. I would recommend this professor - I enjoyed the class and I learned. Grade Received: B+
Professor rated by: Student on March 31, 2009
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MHR 452
Emerging Issues in Management
4****
This professor is AWESOME! I have to admit, I was quite concern before taking his class after reading the reviews. However, as days went by I realized he is VERY FAIR on grading and CURVES if it becomes necessary. He knows the material very well and encourges students to participates. On the first quiz many students did bad. He let the class take the same exact quiz again! He grades very generously. I have read some of the paper from other students and lets just say if I was in charge of grading, I would grade much harder than professor Dawkins. Avg grade on his papers are 84%. I DEFINATLY WOULD RECOMMEND OTHER STUDENTS TO TAKE HIS CLASS. The material he goes over in class are relevent to todays business world and he is organized too. He returned all the paper in a timely manner. Grade Received: B+
Professor rated by: Student on June 26, 2008
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MHR 405
Training and Development
2**
awful awful professor....he teaches nothing and you learn nothing. It's sad cause i was really looking forward to this class, but he is just a sorry excuse for a professor! You have a group project which he hardly helps you on when you ask for help. You also have one midterm, one final and several quizzes. The quizzes and midterm are multiple choice and a piece of cake especially since he gives you the answers ahead of time. But dont be fooled because the final was a difficult short essay questions that was hardly expected even though he said it would be multiple choice. It sucks because you go from getting an "A" to a "C" and i think he does that crap on purpose. If possible, take someone else or take another emphasis course. Grade Received: C
Professor rated by: Student on February 13, 2007
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MHR 311
Human Resources Management
4****
No real homework was assigned. He expects you to read the chapter that he is lecturing on BEFORE class. Every once in a while he will have a 'surprise' quiz at the beginning of class so you always need to at least skim through the chapter. His lectures were fairly organized and I really gained a lot of knowledge by listening to his examples and stories. He gave us a group assignment with not really enough time to get together with the group outside of class so that was challenging but he seemed to grade us easier because of it. His mid term and final are hard questions but if you read most of the book and go over his slides from his lecture you can do fine. I would take him again and recommend him to friends. Grade Received: B+
Professor rated by: Student on May 6, 2009
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MHR 311
Human Resources Management
3***
Professor Dawkins is a nice guy but he is very disorganized. He tells you to do one thing and then forgets about it and does another. He expects a lot from his students yet he does not follow the syllabus. You have to buy an Iclicker to click (cost $36.00) because it is easier for him to take roll this way. You also have to buy 5 case studies at $6.00 each. The book is $180.00 (new). The midterm was very difficult and contained made up questions of his own theories. If you show up to class and understand his theories you will do well on the tests. He does tell a lot of stories and then he repeats them changing peoples' roles in these stories which makes you wonder the validity of the stories.

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Professor rated by: Student on April 23, 2009
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MHR 452
Emerging Issues in Management
5*****
When I took Professor Dawkins class I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The class wasn't overly hard, but he really wants you to think about the issues, and loves to have good debates. Some people don't like the way he seems to change his views, but if you pay attention you will realize he is just playing devils advocate to try and make you think. He keeps the class to the very last minute and doesn't give you a break, so don't plan on getting out early. If you speak up in class and voice your opinion the class will be much more enjoyable.

Grade Received: B+
Professor rated by: Student on May 14, 2008
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MHR 452
Emerging Issues in Management
5*****
Cons: randomly takes role
Professor Dawkins is one of the best professors I have ever had at Cal Poly the reason being is that he actually cares that you learn and understand the material. He's always open during his office hours willing to help everyone. He is a really nice professor but he doesn't like if you miss class. He unfortunately takes roll at random so you never know when he will so you have to go to class. His test are easy as long as you go over the slides, thats it! He's an easy going professor but definitely wants all his students to participate in his class.
Professor rated by: Management & Human Resources Student on September 20, 2012
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MHR 311
Human Resources Management
5*****
Pros: He is witty and always has a good story to tell because of all his experience in the real world. You will learn so much from this man.
Cons: NONE
I thought his class was interesting we had to do a group presentation. First he gave us a story about a company and we had do identify the "Problem", so our presentation is basically what are our solutions and what is the plan. It was really tough but it gave us good practice. Other than that the 1 midterm is pretty easy multiple choice and the final he let us choose between short answer questions or multiple choice. Final grade: B
Professor rated by: Business - All College Student on September 28, 2011
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MHR 301
Principles of Management
5*****
This guy is great. He lays down the wisdom every day in class. I always walk away learning something new and interesting. Of course there's work involved, but he's not trying to trick you on the exams. I'm an engineering student with a minor in management and he brings the class to a level that I can understand with no prior management experience whatsoever. Only one mid term and one final with each being half the class percentage. Super straightforward and understandable. He calls it more of a vocab class than anything. Highly recommended
Professor rated by: Engr Tech-Construction Student on October 31, 2012
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MHR 311
Human Resources Management
4****
I must admit that initially i was put discouraged when i found out i had to take this teacher. but the experience turned out to be fine. he is an excellent teacher with a vast amount of real world experience. the key to suceeded in his class is to study the powerpoint lectures as well as the online quizzes. if you actually take the time to voice your concerns to him, he will listen, and that is why i appreciated him as a teacher. it was REALLY easy to get an A, but the class does require effort! Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on March 31, 2008
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MHR 301
Principles of Management
5*****
Great teacher! Really has a vast knowledge when it comes to business. His lecture are not boring and he uses the i-clicker to take attendence. Basically the class breaks down like this 4 quizzes, mid-term, final, and participation points. However, if you want to get a good grade you need to show up to class to get the participation points. He goes off his powerpoints and does not curve. Finally, if you want to gain knowledge about business then take Professor Dawkins. Grade Received: B
Professor rated by: Student on December 13, 2009
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MHR 301
Principles of Management
5*****
Dawkins is a great teacher and a nice guy! His class is very interesting, it is mostly lecture and he uses the clicker. He is very easy to follow and he does not read directly from the powerpoint. He has a few pop quizzes throughout the quarter, but they are simple if you skim the chapter ahead of time. The midterm and final are straightforward, nothing too tricky. Take him! Grade Received: C+
Professor rated by: Student on December 19, 2008
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MHR 452
Emerging Issues in Management
4****
Pros: Gives real live example to the material.
Cons: Concepts are a bit confusing
Overall great professor. Makes class interesting and expects you to participate in class. Does take attendence so go to class. He will boost your grade if you are close to the next letter. Lastly if you are a senior he lets you skip the final. I wish I would have known this before. Great teacher though.
Professor rated by: Management & Human Resources Student on March 18, 2013
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MHR 301
Principles of Management
4****
This was a very informative class. It wasn't boring because he uses real life examples and past experiences from his life and other companies. The best part is hearing his stories which is the most interesting part. There are pop quizzes so beware of that. The exames test you on the concept of the terms and not the definitions themselves. Overall pretty good professor
Professor rated by: Student on December 16, 2008
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