Citation Fenwick T (2014) Futures for community engagement: a sociomaterial perspective. In: Gibbs P & Barnett R (eds.) Thinking about Higher Education. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 109-122. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-03254-2_8
Abstract Community engagement with higher education's teaching as well as in research is fast becoming a key strategy for universities to enhance their societal relevance. This strategy is only likely to continue in importance globally, judging from the emphasis among research funding councils on community engagement and impact, the Carnegie Institute's classification of community engagement (Driscoll 2008), or legislation for university outreach and service to community (Akpan et al. 2012).