To become the leading academic association in Tanzania and beyond in defending and promoting academic freedom and the welfare of its members and the general public.
To promote academic freedom and advance the welfare of its members and the public in order to ensure the effective contribution of higher education for sustainable and inclusive development.
To stimulate and promote discussion on matters of academic interest.
To promote academic functions of the University of Dar es Salaam and its Constituent Colleges
To organize, support and promote the basic principles relating to academic freedom and social responsibility of academics.
To sponsor social functions for the purposes of enriching the intellectual and cultural development of the University of Dar es Salaam.
To discuss any matter relating to the general welfare of the academic members of staff of the University of Dar es Salaam.
To cooperate with other organs of the University of Dar es Salaam on matters of general interest to the University Community.
To deliberate on any other issue which may from time to time be referred to it by the Convocation.