I'm perfectly aware of what is required at the university level, I did graduate from one quite a few years ago, lol. I just think it would be nice to speak to a student rather then just making them leave a class. As you say, they are paying a lot of money for that class.
Right, but education is not a consumer situation, i.e., the customer is not always right. I think Alli-Lucy's totally within her rights, and referring someone to student services is exactly what she should do if challenged.
A lot of people have commented in this thread and other public-knitting threads (knitting in school, knitting in church, etc.) about how other people might find the knitting distracting, or see it as disrespectful (and then wonder why they can't get away with inappropriate behavior). I'm sympathetic to your plight because I'm the same way, but I as restless as I am, I've always viewed it as my problem.