The mission of MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level. This mission is articulated in four major program goals:
JOMA addresses the first two goals directly, word for word. Through publication of active learning materials that students can use online or offline, relevant student interests will also be addressed. And, as a component of MathDL, JOMA will play a role in influencing public perceptions of mathematics, thereby having an indirect influence on policy as well.