In Response to: Paying for MOOCs

In reference to the article on MOOCs and certain professors’ objections to pending University policy (On the Campus, April 1), I believe Professor Jeremy Adelman has it right: The University needs some payback for the infrastructure required to make the necessary commitment that ultimately benefits the professors in increased textbook sales and visibility.

Few professors are so famous that, without the Princeton affiliation, they would amass a large audience. The analogy to rights associated with normal book contracts and article submissions, where the University asks nothing, is not apt in this new forum.

Michael E. Morandi *83