I spent the entire day yesterday doing a case study interview with the Director level managers of the IS Team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Some may have heard of this quaint institution in Boston. There are five process (organizational) groups in there IS dept., and each process group has a director. Approx. 260 employees in MIT IS. When I asked them what weight they place on degrees for prospective MIT IS employees (e.g., BSCS, BSIT, MSIT, etc) they said almost none. This was for any staff type from applications developers to network engineers to user support staff. For an academic institution the likes of MIT, I was somewhat surprised. With as much conversation as occurs on this board regarding CS/IT related degrees, I though this would be of anecdotal interest.