AUA online exists to:
  1. Model excellence in Adventist online education.
  2. Promote critical thinking through scholarship and research.
  3. Enhance leadership, faith, and service.
  4. Encourage respect and justice through flexible learner-centered education.
  5. Nurture lifelong learning and problem-solving abilities.
  6. Foster professional competencies and cutting-edge skills.
  7. Enrich interpersonal relationships through online education.