Regular attendance is advised for students in all courses and there is no regulation that precludes an instructor from taking attendance in the class. The University has directed that attendance will not be considered when assessing a student's grade except in courses where class participation is a required component of the course.
In these cases, if a student is absent from a course the student may be asked to provide documentation regarding the absence.
For additional information on supporting documentation, see section N.1. Supporting Documentation and the Use of a Statutory Declaration.