As I'm sure many others have done, I have spent a fair amount of time surfing the web sites of various online programs. I recently came across Canyon College and was surprised by its posting of extensive faculty biographies. But, more curious was that several faculty had PhD(c) (or some derivation thereof) included as a degree after their name. It is supposed to mean "candidate" but I was always taught that while you can include an indication of a degree in progress on one's vita, it was not appropriate to include the degree listed after your name. Did I sleep through a change in protocol? Or is this a transparent attempt of a non RA program to make its faculty look more qualified than they are?