This book is a revised and updated version of The State of the Art of Professional Education and Practice (1988), edited by Robert B. Young and Leila V. Moore. The goal of this book is to present a visionary reexamination of the status of student affairs preparation and practice by some of the field's leading thinkers. In the years since the original book was prepared, important changes have taken place within student affairs and in higher education generally. Higher education is being bombarded with issues resulting from the rapid changes in society. If student affairs are to continue to play a positive and meaningful role in the educational enterprise, its practitioners must be thoroughly familiar with these issues and take the lead in developing strategies to address them. The intent of this book is to assist practitioners and educators with these challenges. Co-published with American College Personnel Association.