SPEED, or the "Strategic Planning eSubmission and eReporting Dashboard," is a software solution developed by COMIT to streamline the strategic planning data collection and reporting process for the College.

The primary objective of this solution is to reduce the workload for departments in collecting and entering data, while also improving the visualization and presentation of data through automation.

The URL to access SPEED is speed.medicine.arizona.edu. COM IT offers several open sessions and office hours for all departments. You can request a one-on-one training by submitting a COMHelp ticket at comhelp.arizona.edu.

Yes, COM ITS will develop a reporting module as data is collected. The reports generated by SPEED will be accessible to both departmental units and college administration.

The first update is improvement of the data columns.  The current state FY23 data column now is autoloaded for you.  The Year 1 FY24 Goal and Year 1 FY24 Results are now separate columns; this is also done for Year 2,  Year 3 and Year 4.  As usual, only numbers go in the first six columns—without dollar and percent signs. 'Tactics' and 'Comments' are autoloaded from your FY23 entry and is editable by you. 

The second improvement is that the color coding is done automatically by the program, comparing Year 1 FY24 Goal and Year 1, FY24 Results.  Cells highlighted in yellow indicate that they are editable and where your input is needed.

The third improvement is that the number of publications is automatically updated using PubMed.  This can be seen by navigating to the 'Research Mission' tab's Update page, and click the edit button beside the number of publications measure to view all PubMed entries.  In addition, the list of faculty in your unit is now autoloaded.  To see this feature, go to the 'Faculty Affairs' tab, open the Update page, and click the edit button next to the number for assistant, associate, or full professors measure. This will show you the full list of your faculty by their rank.

Blank cells are now removed, except in the 'Tactics' and 'Comments' fields. Departments must fill in a cell that automatically has a default value set to 'Numeric Value'.

They are provided by mission leaders or their staff members. COM IT technicians also gather data from internal and external resources such as UA Analytics and MedLearn.

If this is the case, departments can overwrite the preloaded data by entering the correct values in the column next to it. The SPEED report engine will use the department-entered values in its final submission.

These fields are designed to assist in the conversation between unit leaders and mission leaders when they meet and make a "color" decision on each measure. They are not intended to be used during department data entry.

We encourage you to check out the help documents located on the top right corner under the mission menus on each mission page first. These documents provide the meaning of each metric and measure and list mission leader and staff contact information at the bottom of the page. You can also get help by placing your cursor over the measure name or clicking the help icon ahead of the measure name on each row on both the view report page and update page. COM IT technicians will only be able to answer technical questions.

Yes, everyone who is granted access to a mission area in SPEED has access to all eight mission areas. However, please only work in your assigned mission area and note that you will not have access to data outside your department.

Each mission area data must be submitted separately. To complete the submission process for your department, click the "Submit Now" button on each mission area update view page.

Yes, but you will need to contact COM IT to have the data unsubmitted before they can be edited again. Please send us your request through COMHelp and we will assist you.