Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall is the 73,568 square-foot home of the Morgridge College of Education (MCE). This $21.4 million building, constructed in 2010, offers state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, and staff. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and was awarded Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification is the standard for authenticating a building’s green features.
In addition to 9 classrooms, there are 14 meeting and conference rooms, three with video conferencing, two Cisco TelePresence video conferencing rooms, and numerous spaces throughout the building equipped with chairs, tables, whiteboards, plasma screens and/or network connections for collaborative and distance learning work.
Many of the classrooms in Ruffatto Hall are equipped with a computer, projector and projection screen, interactive whiteboards and two input panels with audio, video and Ethernet connections. Six of the classrooms also have a 42″ LCD monitor. Each classroom allows projection to any or all of these monitors, screens or boards.
Ruffatto Hall is a place where students and faculty from all over the city, state, country and world come together. Our community of students and faculty are connected to partner organizations and professional associations within each field of study across campus and the nation. The building is often used for community outreach with our partner organizations, hosting seminars, presentations, awards, community events and more.