In the assessment process, artifacts are the samples of student work produced in response to faculty developed assignments. There is no set rule for the number of artifacts that a program should attach to continuous improvement reports. At the very least, there should be an example to represent each level of student performance (ex. Inadequate, Adequate, and Excellent levels of competency). The goal here is to allow any potential outside reviewer of a program's report to get a basic understanding of how faculty distinguished between levels of proficiency.