Asset mapping is a strengths-based approach to community development that focuses on identifying existing resources within a community including institutions, individuals, associations, and networks. An asset map is a tool for documenting and displaying these resources as a geographical map or in other formats ranging from simple lists to concept maps digitally or in print.
The asset map assignment bridges both semesters of Advanced Community Practice (SWO 5375 & 5378). During these courses, individual students lead a team of community members to identify and map resources pertaining to a specific issue of relevance to the community and their internship agency. The students and their teams write and present their mapping project report at the end of the second semester.
The goal is for students to develop and implement the asset mapping project in a way that equips team members and other stakeholders to sustain the project after the student leaves and to apply the assets framework and tools to other endeavors.
GENERAL Can the public access the Community Asset Map Project? Yes! The dashboard is public and not behind any Baylor login. It’s shareable!
Can my non-Baylor team members enter assets? No. To enter a Sponsor or Assets you will need your Baylor login to access the Microsoft data entry forms.
ASSETS Can I search for assets by topic area and not Sponsor? Yes! You can search for assets by topic(s). Click on the Filters button.
I'm trying to add Secondary Asset Categories but I don't see where to do so? Once you select the Primary Asset Category, the Secondary Asset Categories question will appear.
The assets I've added are not showing up. Why is that? IF YOU HAVE NOT ADDED A SPONSOR the assets will NOT appear on the dashboard. Add a Sponsor using the Add a Sponsor Form. NOTE: Map updates are not immediate. Updates are on a scheduled time.
How do I correct Asset information? Delete the Asset. Then add it back in, corrected.
Step 1: Use the Delete an Asset form to delete the Asset.
Step 2: Use the Add Asset form to recreate this asset.
If you have questions not covered by the FAQs or need assistance with the Dashboard, email both: