This is the routine in nursing major Shanneah Manchur’s English class: As students walk into the classroom, they take out their phones, turn them off and line them up on the lip of the dry erase board. If a phone goes off? Their professor will place it on his desk and at the end of class assign the phone’s owner a paper. Syllabi often include certain things such as a statement about the university’s plagiarism policy, a breakdown of the course grades, explanations of how things are graded and the numerical equivalents for letter grades. Rules about attendance, late work and technology are expected, but some students say a few professors have rules that are more unique that others. Senior biology major Katie Moreland said she had a class where halfway through the semester the professor decided that students were not allowed to use laptops, and if she saw students on their laptop or phone, she would confiscate it immediately, no exceptions. The problem? Moreland said students were expected to look at the slides during class, and the slides were only uploaded five minutes before class. “It’s one thing to take off points, but I think confiscation was a step too far,” said Steven She...