By long-standing tradition, at Carleton and in higher education in the United States generally, trustees have delegated formulation of educational policy to the faculty. The Carleton faculty will exercise that responsibility in their monthly meeting, under the direction of their elected President, with the assistance of a standing committee, to be known as the Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC).

Further information on the function, membership, and procedures of the ECC can be found in the Campus Handbook.